GOOD MORNING SPEAKIES,
Here are a little facts about the month of April. The name for April's moon is the Egg Moon and Grass Moon. Spring runs from approximately March 20 to June 20. The birthstone for April is the diamond, you April Guys and Dolls have great taste in stones.
During week 1 of April we celebrate "Straw Hat Day." Straw hats were very popular back in the 1920's, 30's and 40's. I've seen a lot of old movies with Guys and Dolls wearing those straw hats. A straw hat is a brimmed hat that is woven out of straw or reeds. The hat was designed to protect the head from sun and heatstroke. Most all they were used in fashion and as a decorative element of a uniform.
We also celebrate "Scoop the Poop Week." I hate dog shit (sorry) on my lawn and worst of all to pick it up and dispose of it in my trash. I have to say the people in our community are very good in regards to picking up their pooches poop. Remember not to step in number two.
APRIL FOOL'S DAY - The great day of pranks against our fellow man is celebrated today. Some are bizarre, some funny and some just dangerous. If you are planning to pull an April Fool's jokes on friends or family, make it funny and safe.
Now for a little food to honor this month and today, we start off with "NATIONAL SOFT PRETZEL MONTH." My first soft pretzel experience was in grammar school at good old St. Hedwig's. My reader the Skipster can also verify that fact of them being sold. As I remember they were not warm but they were plastered in a salt covering. Maybe that is the reason I liked them so much and still do. Going to the Phillies games I would always picked one up outside the stadium. After the game you could buy the cold ones at the amazing cost of 3 for $1.00. If you some of the parks at Disney World in Florida, they sell a soft pretzel filled with Jalapeno filling, very good but expensive.
FRESH FLORIDA TOMATO MONTH - To be honest, the store brand tomatoes are hard as a brick. Roe and I at times visit the Auburndale Flea Market and they have great tasting tomatoes. I still love the those Jersey Beefsteak Tomatoes the best.
SLICED BREAD DAY - I'm glad mostly all bread comes sliced now-a days. It makes it easier for serving and wasting time to get the slices even. If the bread is not sliced, I always request that the bakers slice it. Remember that good old saying about different things, "it's better than sliced bread."
Have a great day and be careful out there.