Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for June 20, 2019
Richard's Poor Almanac Cherry Blossom Lore by Richard Thompson Cherry Blossom Lore As early as 600 years ago American Indian tribes living on the Patowmack River recognized the unique charm of the cherry blossom tree. Those things are going to attract kitsch starved tourists like flies. And how. George Washington, bitter over a childhood incident, tested cherry trees of any kind and had to be forcibly restrained from chopping them all down. Sir summation point don't! The tourism industry was a major contributor to your presidential campaign! Ow! Leggo! Teddy Roosevelt built a treehouse and a cherry tree on the Tidal Basin that was used as a presidential retreat up through the Nixon years. Uh oh. Enemies. No girls no jews Even today, kitsch starved tourists arrive by the billions, hoping for just a glimpse of the fragile pink blossoms. There's one! Sakura Shut up!