Snow Fell on Alabama

April 3, 2011

Snow fell on Alabama – not to be confused with Stars fell on Alabama as the license plate says. When, you ask, did snow fall on Alabama? Friday. Really, you say? Yup, Friday…according to my mother.

In case you’ve forgotten, Friday was April Fools’ Day, one of my mother’s favorite days of the year, running a close tie with the day she was married and the days her children were born, I’m almost positive.

My brother, who is highly intelligent but ever so slightly gullible (sorry, J), has stopped answering his phone on 4/1. I, on the other hand, look forward to the words that will not trick me…and I will not let them trick me.

In honor of April Fools’ Day, I’ve listed some of the jokes my mom has tried over the years.

  • I got a new cat. – No, you didn’t. You will not become the cat lady on my watch.
  • Ahh, a spider! – There isn’t a spider, Mom. Your screech would have been much higher pitched.
  • It snowed today. – Really? It’s April in south Alabama. It didn’t snow.

Oh, and bad news, J. This year, she didn’t call. She sent a text! You are not safe!

What April Fools’ Day jokes did you play this year? What are some of your favorites?

Word of the Day: Laughter

Word to the Wise:  “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Disclaimer: For the sake of my relationship with my mom, I would like to say that she does value her anniversary and children’s birthdays more than April Fools’ Day…at least a little bit. Love you, Mom!


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