A Holiday Worth Remembering
Happy Fiorello H. LaGuardia Day everybody!
Not being overly fond of Mr. Columbus, my husband and I have decided the day itself is not to blame. Just the man it happens to be named after. Ideally, then, it should remain holidayish but lose none of its Italian-American charm. Hence this new idol to whom we should all pay tribute. Now admittedly Fiorello didn't do much outside of NYC that y'all could appreciate. Still, I think we should all doff our caps to "The Little Flower" who inspired a Broadway musical (ten points if you know all the words to "I Love a Cop") and may have also participated in politics in some fashion. If you prefer to remember Columbus, however, find yourself a copy of A Coyote Columbus Story (which EVERY children's library should own) and read it. I consider that to be THE best Columbus Day picture book on the market today.
Now while I love holidays and the I-do-not-have-to-workness of them, they often mean a downturn in my blog hits. Hence the following strip:
Enjoy Fiorello Day to the hilt, then.