1 April 2014

All Fool's Day

Not a day to celebrate when you teach four/five year olds like I used to!!! Bless their cotton socks but some of the 'jokes' were so funny because they were so - well, unfunny!!!

All Fool's Day is based on an old tradition which in this country stops at twelve midday.  A day when practical JOKES can be played on others but only in the morning!!!

I remember the discussions on allocating a day to be 'International Day of Tatting' and when the first of April was put forward I inwardly cringed as I thought it would make our craft look 'foolish' too.  

Well it happened and it was the day chosen and I still think it's an 'odd' day to celebrate our craft which I don't think is foolish.  So I sit here at home and tat (as I do nearly every day of the year) but wouldn't dream of taking it out with me as I don't want people to associate All Fools Day with either the craft or (less importantly) ME being foolish!!!

OK, I know I'm a fool but a harmless one, usually!!

5 comments:

  1. It's my Daughter and my Son in Law's birthday today!! Married to each other so they don't forget birthdays...

    And... they say... there's no fool like an 'old' fool.... VBG

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  2. As always, you made me laugh, Jane! LOL

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  3. I agree, It is kind of weird that "they" picked today and that's brings up a question. To make an international holiday is this brought up before the United Nations and then approved and a memo sent out to all countries :) ?

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  4. I have also wondered how the day got chosen as Tatting Day! It's also interesting how the April Fool custom itself got started. I'm glad I wasn't a teacher! Things were fairly calm at the office! April 1 is a reminder that the Maple Syrup Festival event is coming up (Apr 5-6) , and our group (the three of us) gets a chance to show off our tatting skills to a large number of visitors, so we get to 'tat in public' without looking too foolish!

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