It’s Colombus Day! The day when Christopher Colombus discovered America. Here’s that little school rhyme you may have remembered:
"Colombus sailed the ocean blue, in 1942.
He had 3 ships from and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind & rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.
Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.
Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.
Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.
October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!
"Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.
But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.
The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.
Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he’d been told.
He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.
The first American? No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright."
Long rhyme, ain’t it? Well you can always find it at this site: http://columbus.vanderkrogt.net/song.html
Well that’s pretty much it today. I got nothing else. Have a cool Tuesday!