Whilst researching for her family tree Lisa uncovers the 1860 diary of little Eliza Simpson,who helped Colonel Burns' slave Virgil escape to Canada but the diary ends abruptly and at the school project Milhouse informs her that Eliza in fact helped put Burns on Virgil's trail. Fortunately Grampa knows the true ending to the story,which accounts for why the Simpsons have Negro blood in them. Written by
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Did You Know?
Footnote in Mabel Simpson's cookbook: "After the patrollers left, the circus clown made the following comment, which suggests an unusual aptitude for predicting twenty-first century currency values: 'Why do I always ask for a nickel? That's like twenty bucks in 2010 money.' It may have been intended as humorous, although my daughter didn't mention anyone laughing. This clown seemed to say many things that were humorous to him, but not to those around him, nor to me. But since my daughter repeated them all, I thought I would record them here. Enjoy them, people of the future!" See more
In 1860 Canada was still a British colony. It didn't become an independent country until 1867. And the Canadian maple leaf flag wasn't adopted until 1965. See more
Martin Luther King had a dream. Dreams are where Elmo and Toy Story had a party and I was invited. Yay! My turn is over!
One of your best, Ralphie.
References The Color Purple
Music by Calixa Lavallée
Lyrics by Adolphe-Basile Routhier See more