Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Uncle George Taught Us Why Fire Engines Are Red..........

No one in our family graduated from childhood without hearing Uncle George tell us why fire engines are red.  We gave him sole credit until in my adulthood I was going through an old book and found the original version.  I have since lost that book, but here is a version I found online:

Why are fire engines red? 
  • Because they've got 8 wheels and 4 people on them
  • 8 + 4 = 12
  • There are 12 inches in a foot
  • One foot is a ruler
  • There was a ruler named Queen Elizabeth
  • A ship named Queen Elizabeth sails the seas
  • In the seas are fish
  • On the fish are fins
  • The Fins fought the Russians
  • And Russians are red.  
And that's why fire engines are red. Because they're always rushin'


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