Columbus Day

GE DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s Columbus Day in the USA. There is no mail delivery today, yet some banks are open and some are closed. Government offices are closed.

Christopher Columbus set off on a dangerous voyage from the port of Cadiz in Southern Spain, supposedly to find a new route to the Orient.

Instead he crossed the Atlantic Ocean and supposedly made landfall in the Bahamas, on an island now named San Salvador.

The Seattle school district has come up with the silly idea of renaming this day Indigenous People’s day. Silliness indeed.