- 1 Cherry Blossom Day - April 2nd
- 2 Cherry Tree
- 3 National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC, USA
- 4 Under The Cherry Blossom Tree
- 5 Always Remember -
- 6 After cherry blossom comes the cherries!
- 7 Cherry Trivia and Fun Quotes
- 8 A Funny Cherry Joke
- 9 A Funny Cherry Tree Story
- 10 Woodsmen?
- 11 A Poetic View Of Cherry Blossom
- 12 Mount Fuji and Cherry Blossom
- 13 Famous Shakespearean Quotes From "Hamlet"
Cherry Blossom Day - April 2nd
- National Cherry Blossom Festival
- Under The Cherry Blossom Tree
- After cherry blossom comes the cherries!
- Cherry Trivia and Fun
- A Funny Cherry Tree Story
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade takes place on the first Saturday in April 4. Each year the Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, NW, and features giant balloons, marching bands, and performers. Even among this beauty someone was not happy, their miserly landlord sat alone mumbling and grumbling. As he sat all alone eating a bowl of cherries and glaring at the merry villagers. Then, quite by accident, he swallowed a cherry pip. The pip began to sprout, and soon the landlord was the wonder of the village a cherry tree was growing out of the top of his head! The story of 'Under The Cherry Blossom Tree' is a favorite yarn in Japan. Here is the book by Allen Say
Always Remember -
- If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits? - Erma Bombeck
- The English word cherry comes from old Norman French cherise, from which the modern French word for "cherry" [cerise] also comes. When the word 'cherise' first entered Middle English it was assumed to be a plural, and that there must logically be a singular "cheri'"- hence the English word 'cherry'.
- The cherry is the state fruit of Utah.
- The earliest known mention of cherries is in Theophrastus [372-272 B.C.] "History of Plants", in which he indicated that cherries had been cultivated for hundreds of years in Greece.
- Michigan has over 35,000 acres of tart cherry trees and grows almost 75% of the tart cherries produced in the United States. Traverse City is called the Cherry Capital of the World.
- That last cherry soothes a roughness of my palate. - Robert Browning [1812-1889] English poet.
- The German word Kirsch, the cherry liqueur, came from the word karshu, the name given to the first cultivated cherries in Mesopotamia in 8 BC.
- At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas, USA.
- Eau Claire, Michigan, USA, is known as the Cherry Pit Spitting Capital of the World.**
- Although the fruit has always been popular for dessert and culinary purposes, cherries were used during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for their medicinal properties.
- There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States, but fewer than 10 are produced commercially.
A Funny Cherry JokeKnowing that the Priest was very fond of cherry brandy, one of the church elders offered to present him with a bottle on one consideration: that the pastor acknowledge receipt of the gift in the church newspaper. "Gladly," responded the good man. When the church magazine came out a few days later, the elder turned at once to the "appreciation" column. There he read, "The minister extends his thanks to Elder Lewis for his gift of fruit and for the spirit in which it was given."
A Poetic View Of Cherry BlossomLoveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow. A. E. Housman, Shropshire Lad, 1887
- To be, or not to be: that is the question. - Hamlet (Act III, SceneI).
- Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. - Hamlet (Act I, Scene III).
- This above all: to thine own self be true. - Hamlet (Act I, Scene III).
- Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. - (Act III, Scene II).
- But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. - (Act I, Scene II).
- The course of true love never did run smooth". - (Act I, Scene I).