Yes, unbelievable as it seemed, John, Paul, Ringo, and George were going to do the one thing they had always said they would never do since their break-up back in 1970 - they were getting back together! Needless to say, we were all stunned. And excited. It was literally the talk of the school.
We were told that the details would be given out at noon in an all-important press conference. Accordingly, in a day and age before smart phones, everyone who possibly could dutifully gravitated to the parking lot at lunchtime, and switched on their car radios. Many of us, including me, skipped lunch entirely, breathlessly awaiting the forthcoming details surrounding this most significant of announcements.
Yet, to our surprise (and eventual dismay), the news lunch break came and went and nary a word of the supposed reunion was mentioned. Nor was it ever mentioned again. Neither by that radio station nor by any other media outlet.
Of course, it was about that time that one of our number pieced things together and reminded us what the calendar date was - April 1, 1978. And with this realization came much chagrin. For we suddenly grasped the fact that we had all been completely had!
Needless to say, at the time at least, that whole episode was hard to swallow! And yet, with the passage of time, it has become one of the most cherished memories of my formative years. To this very day, it brings a smile to my face every time I recall it!
Little wonder that, in one of my favorite Biblical verses, found in Proverbs 17:22 (KJV), the Word of God says: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Given that we can all benefit from a good laugh now and then, as well as the fact that tomorrow is "April Fool’s Day", 2016, I thought I would post a humorous link today. The "Museum of Hoaxes" (Yes, there really is such a place!) operates a web site titled: “The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time”.
The link is here: http://hoaxes.org/aprilfool/P90. Be sure to peruse down to "number one", where you will find the video below, which has consistently been voted the best ever "April Fool’s" Joke. It was a three minute story broadcast on April 1, 1957 by the British Broadcasting Corporation's current-affairs program, Panorama, that purported to show a family in southern Switzerland harvesting ripe spaghetti from "spaghetti trees".
The hoax was so successful that a number of viewers actually contacted the BBC afterwards asking for advice on growing their own spaghetti trees! These viewers were apparently completely unaware that spaghetti is actually made from simple wheat flour and water.
Hopefully you will find your spirits lifted as you view this, the world's best ever "April Fool's Day" hoax: