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”.


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