Gotcha!   For your sake, I hope it’s not two years in a row.   My taxes are fine, as fine as taxes can be, and my ICD is gradually getting better … yes, with the help of two new medications from my doctor.   I’ll be continuing to post every day, at least for now.   And my Friday Favorite this week is my April Fool’s Day post from 2010, which started with a post saying I was giving up blogging then led to a page like this one** which told about the pranks my Mom used to stage (included here in case you missed it).

When I was a kid, my mother would greet us each April first with April Fool’s Day pranks.   One morning, we came to the breakfast table to find that when we pulled out our chairs, they pulled themselves back in.   Mom had wrapped big rubber bands around the chair and table legs.    We’d prepare the cereal in our bowls only to find that Mom had replaced the sugar with salt.   But her best prank was the Bitter Chocolate Sharp Cheddar Surprise.   She took the sharpest cheddar cheese she could find at the A&P, rolled it into Whoppers-sized balls, then dipped it in melted unsweetened chocolate.   Once the little goodies had dried, she put them in plastic bags in our brown lunch sacks.    Like most kids, once I was on the school bus, I just had to see what was for lunch … and when I found the sack of candy, I just had to try it.    Oh, yuck !!!!!  The best part of the prank was that I got to repeat it on my school mates for the rest of the day with the remaining pieces.    I haven’t thought about that … or pranked somebody … since last year.   So, Happy April Fools Day … and thanks for the memory, Mom.

** To create the pop-up second half of the post, I created a new page (not a post) that was hidden as a child to a parent page.   Then I added a link to that page under the Read More of This Post button.   I used a page because I couldn’t figure out how to hide a post that had been published.

6 Responses to

  1. territerri says:

    HA! You didn’t get me this year! That was a great prank you played last year and I remember how many people you fooled. If I recall, one of them may have even been your own daughter.

    I’m glad it’s a prank. I saw your altered Post-a-Day widget and thought, “Oh no! Bud’s giving up!” Shoulda known better! :-) Happy April Fool’s Day!

  2. granny1947 says:

    You got me good Bud!!!!

  3. Bob S says:

    Same here! I fell for it hook, line & sinker. Glad to hear that things are not as bleak as it sounded on page one. Have a great day!

  4. oldereyes says:

    So, I got you just a little bit …

  5. oldereyes says:

    Did you laugh or want to slug me?

  6. oldereyes says:

    Good to have you commenting these days …

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