Changing April Fools’ Day

Since the U.S. income tax was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1895, it is only fitting that we make April 15th the new April Fools’ Day. We’ve been fools to pay since then. Of course, the 16th Amendment of 1913 puts the kibosh on that idea by making the taking of our money part of the Constitution.

OR, our tax returns could be declared due on April 1st and nobody would file. That’s a prank we could all get behind! 🙂

april fool 2013

In my family, the prankster is little brother Jay. Having five older sisters, his birth was the ultimate prank on Mother, who had picked out the name “Valerie” for her sixth girl. He’s made us laugh from the get go and continues to tell funny stories and jokes and wear totally unexpected Halloween costumes. April 1st is one of his favorite days of the year, although he teases us at every opportunity

xmas 70s

(Needless to say, this is not a current photo. 🙂 )


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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2 Responses to Changing April Fools’ Day

  1. mskatykins says:

    I love this post, I love this picture! I’m probably wrong, but is that you bottom right?


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