Hoping you all had a relaxing Monday evening. I know a lot of you workers out there are tired from working on Monday, but I have a holiday for you to enjoy tomorrow, April 3. "DON'T GO TO WORK, UNLESS IT'S FUN DAY." If your work place is not one of occasional fun, jokes and laughter, my advice is to stay home and have fun.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees for Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The annual celebration pays honor to the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan. This lasted until World War II began however, the sands of time has erased any hard feelings and the close relationship with Japan continues today. A batch of 2,000 diseased trees arrived in 1910. Through the coordination of our governments, Dr. Jokichi Takamine, a world famous chemist and Dr. David Fairchild of the U.S. Department of Agriculture solved the problem, more trees arrived and were planted once again.
YO-YO DAY - Another fun toy I could never master. I could only stand there and make it go up and down for a short period of time. Other kids were walking the dog and all those other tricks, the yo-yo became a toy I could live without.
Going to make this a short post today as other duties are calling to me. Have a great day and enjoy.