19 February 2007

You say, I say, we all say "Arbor Day!"

The Ledger-Enquirer had some cute pictures in the Sunday paper with kids riding bucket trucks at Lakebottom in celebration of Arbor Day. Which is kind of confusing to us folks who know that Arbor Day is kind of in April.

So what gives? Well, apparently Georgia has it's own Arbor Day on the third Saturday in February. Because planting saplings in the dead of winter sounds like such a good idea. Seriously, do we need TWO Arbor Days? (And if so, isn't that important enough that we should get at least one as a paid holiday?)

And somewhere in a dusty bar in the Midwest, Johnny Appleseed is turning up a tall glass of hard cider, saying, "It's Arbor Day somewhere!"

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