A day late, ARTech celebrated a great English tradition today…Pancake Tuesday. Naturally, our social studies advisor and avid newspaper reader Joe prompted the celebration. The Star Tribune carried a piece on the annual Pancake Race in Olney, England. Dating back to 1445, the story goes that the race was prompted by a townswoman who, late for church, dashed down the street with apron on and frying pan in hand.
Joe brought back memories of pancake races that I participated in at school each Pancake Tuesday. I also recall my mum making rather excellent pancakes (more like crepes, to you) that evening and being called upon to toss them before smothering the well-flipped affair with copious amounts of lemon juice and sugar.
Joe and Scott made my day by hosting an impromptu ARTech pancake race after lunch today. A motley crew assembled to leg it around the center of the school clutching paper plate pans and construction paper pancakes. I was leading throughout until some shirt-pulling, alas not spotted by the judges, caused me to lose balance and drop the pancake pile.
A new ARTech tradition is born.