My earliest memory of an April Fool's prank was the one played on all of the students at the little one-room school house I attended in grades one through six.
OK....I know most of you regular readers are probably choking on your coffee right now...trying to recover from my "one room school house" tidbit, but it's true. That was how I spent my very formative elementary school years. . . in one room, grades separated into rows across the room. . . all taught by ONE teacher.
I have so many memories of my years in that learning environment. . . one of which stands out so vividly in my mind.....The April Fool's Prank.
We were lucky to have a separate room attached to our main school room. . . it was our "cafeteria". We had our very own "lunch lady", too. . . Julia Mae. . . who was our wonderful cook.
On that particular day, we filed into the "cafeteria" for lunch and took our seats, preparing to dine. As I recall, one by one, we prepared to enjoy our lunch, but promptly realized we couldn't get any milk to come up through our straws.
There we were, sipping away. . .little eyes popping out from the strain of trying to pull milk up from the cartons, through the paper straws and into our little thirsty mouths. The entire room was filled with little kiddos who were pretty stunned that their straws "weren't working" that day. It was then that we realized "someone" had spent a great deal of time stuffing a bit of paper in to each of our straws. . . as her own little lunch time prank.
In my "little child's mind" I can still see Julia Mae chuckling over her April Fool's surprise! How lucky am I to have such a wonderful memory. . .thank you one-room school house.. .thank you Julia Mae.
THE STONE RABBIT has heard my April Fool's Story so many times, he had to make a little escape to our neighbor's tulip patch. . .no doubt dreaming up a little April Fool's prank of his own!
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