Today on the tray: Strawberries

strawberryFebruary 27 is National Strawberry Day.

“In parts of Bavaria, country folk still practice the annual rite each spring of tying small baskets of wild strawberries to the horns of their cattle as an offering to elves,” according to the London, Ohio Strawberry Festival website. “They believe that the elves, are passionately fond of strawberries, will help to produce healthy calves and an abundance of milk in return.”

For National Strawberry Day, let’s watch the Beatles frolic among the strawberries in their animated Saturday morning series from the late 1960s. (Unfortunately, whoever posted the video has sped it up.) By the way, did you know that the real Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army children’s home in the Liverpool suburb of Woolen?

Strawberry Fields Forever, The Beatles TV series (1967)

Let me take you down
‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

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