I have many good memories associated with April Fool's Day. We celebrated my sweet Grandpa's birthday with lots of goodies--and lots of fun. I still miss Grandpa--he was my best friend growing up. I would have a hard day at school. As soon as I got home I would walk across the field to tell him all my woes. I can just see him sitting there, listening to the tearful confidences of a tiny girl of six or seven. He was so kind and gentle to me.
Later in life, as I became interested in vintage ephemera and the history behind it all, I was astonished to find so many pictures of people hugging fish!
This trend was born centuries ago, when some folks refused to change their celebration of the new year from April 1st to January 1st. Those people were considered, er, stupid--like a young fish and pranks were played upon them.
I love this postcard. The lady has such a funny look on her face. She does NOT look happy to be hugging those fish. She is enduring until the picture taking is over. Heehee
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