MAY 30th | TODAY IS:
NATIONAL THERE’S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – When I read the title of one of today’s celebrations, I immediately began singing the song to myself which proves we do keep a memory of everything we’ve ever heard deeply hidden somewhere in our brains.
I haven’t heard the nursery rhyme “There’s A Hole In My Bucket, Dear Liza” in years … for good reason. The song goes on FOREVER! It tells the story of Henry who, while gathering water, realizes that there is a hole in his bucket and asks Liza what he should do.
It continues on for hours (ok, that is a slight exaggeration) with Henry basically finding fault with everything that Liza suggests.
Mend it … how? With a straw … straw is too long. Cut the straw … how? With an axe … axe is too dull. Sharpen it … how? With a stone …. stone is too dry. Wet it … how? With water … how to carry? In a bucket (duh).
The whole song could basically start over again at the point which would probably lead me to stabbing myself in the eye with a pencil.
Clearly, I should have picked “National Water A Flower Day”.