Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day with Essie Smooth Sailing

Happy Columbus Day! Whenever I think of this 'holiday' I remember the first two lines of the old poem my elementary school teacher taught me to remember the occasion.

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Immediately Essie's Smooth Sailing, from Essie's Summer 2011 Braziliant Collection came to mind. So I grabbed it and put it on. I love this periwinkle shade! 

I love the teal and pink shimmer in this baby. 


 And if you're a semi-nerd like me and are wondering what the rest of the poem is here you go. Courtesy of  Teaching Heart:
IN 1492

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and 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. 
I love how it acknowledges that he actually had no idea where he was and that he wasn't actually the first to find the Americas.  LOL. 

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