Perhaps you’ve never heard of the classic (in my youth) April Fool’s Day dessert known as fool! My Mom’s version was usually with whipped strawberry jello and cream rather than custard but here’s a description of the aged tradition:
A 17th-century British dessert, fools traditionally were made of stewed fruit blended or mixed with custard. Nowadays, the simmered fruits are layered with, or folded into, sweetened whipped cream. They are really easy to prepare, taste delicious, and always look festive. Find your foolish side with these delectable seasonal treats.
Traditon says for at least the morning of Aprl 1 (April Fool’s Day) we should be on our guard for pranksters in our midst or those that like to say the jokes on you! Be alert! Be wary! Know that it’s all just in the spirit of tease!
There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.-J. Billings
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living it or profit. – J. Billings
Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools. – Gene Brown
When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it. – Ilka Chase
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear their misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of their neighbour. – Benjamin Franklin
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. – Robert Frost
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a miscroscopically fine line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the biggest idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap! – Cynthia Heimel
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. – Abe Lincoln
The person who writes for a fool is always sure of a large audience. – Arthur Schopenhauer
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. -Measure for Measure-Shakespeare
The folly of all follies is to be lovesick for a shadow. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; She who knows not, and knows that she knows not, is a child, teach her. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. She who knows, and knows that she knows, is wise, follow her. -Proverb
Unusual as it might seem, but then again typically bureaucratic & echoing of questionnable priorities, a new provincial regulation going into effect today prohibits the use of the word rain or any depiction thereof in any media associated with tourism in British Columbia.
Cheers to beautiful British Columbia—welcoming visitors, majestic–fit for a Queen!–long may she reign!!
Great 1st day of April for all whom the rain drops!