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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 

Create-a-Story II: The Whole Town Celebrates!


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The Whole Town Celebrates!

People in Crabapple Cove, ME have some special birthday traditions. No one really knows how the traditions started. Some people say that they began when Abby was the mayor, but other people say Balderdash! -- the traditions started as a way of celebrating the banana harvest. Whichever way they started, the traditions have been around for at least 4,000,000,000,000,000 years and are the same in Egypt, Dordogne, and on 0 Avenue.

On the morning of a person’s birthday, members of the person’s family give gifts of shirts for luck and silly putty for good health. Next, the birthday person has an indisputable breakfast of 639 jelly beans. After breakfast, 8 people from Oregon and Boston gather lovingly for a few turns down the slide and for a little parade. The birthday person rides from the hillside down through the neighborhood on a float shaped like a fireplace. Each child carries a balloon shaped like a banana.

After the parade, everyone gathers at the birthday home to have cake, and then there is an appendix-eating contest. Sometimes that gets splendidly messy! After the cake and the contest, there is plowing. People wear a plethora of annoying costumes when plowing, so there are always some crazy photographs of the party.

Before the party is over and everyone jumps to the Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, the birthday person actively sings a song about the banana. Birthdays are peculiar in Crabapple Cove, ME!

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