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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday's Wisdom: It's N'tl Dandelion Day! (Take THAT Crayola!)
Just under a week ago, Crayola forced the crayon (pictured above) known as Dandelion, into early retirement! However, the dandelion for whom the crayon was named, is still in the spotlight; especially today, April 5th, because this is National Dandelion Day!
According to Holiday Insight (HI) who made the announcement, National Dandelion Day is Always April 5th. Furthermore HI states "Any plant as versatile and durable as the dandelion, certainly deserves a special day set aside to honor it. We all know of dandelions as weeds in our lawns. To kids, the dandelion is a flower to gather and bring home to mom. But, dandelions are oh so much more than just a weed. Even many gardeners think of it as a weed. But, more knowledgeable gardeners know better. Dandelion leaves are edible, and are savored in soups and salads. It is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and D. Dandelions are used in making wine and for tea, too. Native Americans used it for medicinal purposes."
I maintain that Crayola "shoulda" taken this into consideration when dismissing dandelion from its boxes of crayons.