Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why is fire engine red??

Interesting factoid...
My dad was a Chief in the Newport News Fire Department. He spent 30 years as a professional fire fighter. He never told me why the Fire Engine was red, but if he were alive, I am sure he'd chuckle at the reason stated below.

The fire engine has a ladder...
Ladder has steps.
Steps are a foot and is measured by a ruler.
A ruler can be a King or queen.
Elizabeth was a queen of England.
Elizabeth was also name of the ship.
Ship floats on water.
Water has fish.Fishes have fins.
Fins are people of Finland.
The national flag of Finland is red,
so fire engine is red.

Ho Ho Ho. Happy Holidays.
Peggy and I are looking forward to Santa's visit and welcoming in 2009.
Our best wishes to you.
"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Napoleon Hill