Holidays for All 

I'm not one to celebrate the Judeo-Christian assortment of holidays. We go through the motions at the Barnes household-dyeing a few eggs for Easter, gifts at Christmas, etc. We do celebrate the nationalistic holidays such as St. Patrick's Day with a beer and enjoy blowing stuff up for the Fourth of July. Yep, at the Barnes house, we give equal honor to holidays that are lesser in their commercialized nature. I'm talking about Groundhog Day, the solstices and equinoxes (equinoxi?), Daylight Savings and, most importantly, April Fool's Day.

In my youth, each year my parents would mess with our minds on April 1. They had such an impact that for years we'd believe the tales. Once I realized what was going on (by interpreting their shit-eating grins), I, too, participated. My most lasting accomplishment was convincing my brother that the rails in handicapped bathroom stalls were earthquake bars, used just in case one was caught "thinking" during a natural disaster. He was in high school before he realized he'd been had.

Pin It

Speaking of Lingo Yarns


Comments are closed.

Submit an Event

Latest in Lingo Yarns

Popular Events

  • San Inazio Festival @ Basque Block

    • Fri., July 28, 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat., July 29, 10-1 a.m. and Sun., July 30, 6-11 p.m. FREE
  • 2017 Canyon County Fair @ Canyon County Fairgrounds

    • July 27-30, 12 p.m. FREE-$7
  • Broadway Dance @ Jack's Urban Meeting Place

    • Thu., Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. FREE
    • Buy Tickets

© 2017 Boise Weekly

Website powered by Foundation