Danville Express

Perspective - March 27, 2009


Asked at Danville Square

Have you ever been an April Fool?

In the seventh grade, I put a glass of water above the large tilted mirror in the cooking class at Charlotte Wood Middle School. When the home ec teacher tilted the mirror down, it spilled on her. Luckily she laughed or we both could have been a fool.

Jillian Hunter

10th-grade student, San Ramon Valley High School

In the eighth grade my friends took a couple of Oreos and replaced the cream in one with mayonnaise. I started eating them and when I got the one with mayo I was confused until I realized what it was. I got angry with my friends.

Evan Birdsall

12th-grade student, San Ramon Valley High School

I've done so many foolish things in my life. I just can't pin it down to just one thing. Like the time I had a purse on each arm commuting to work on the El train in Chicago. This was even before senior moments.

Estelle Appleby

retired administrator

I can't say it was April, but I was a fool when given the opportunity to buy Google stock on the offering. I passed on it at $80 a share. Later I bought it at $300 a share. Ironically my daughter Megan works for Google. Guess who the fool was? Not my daughter.

Joel Carpenter


When there is an opportunity to be a fool, don't pretend. Be foolish. It helps make everybody happy.

Marvin Jasper

multi-media arts


Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2009 at 7:30 am

It might be interesting to know that April 1 is the ancient French New Year's Day. When Christianity came to France, it brought January 1 as New Year's Day and considered anyone a fool that continue April 1 as New Year's Day.

Hal, as Halamo
The Alamo Towne Fool, as a community courtesy

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