Monday, March 20, 2006

First Day of Spring--BRRRRR!

I woke up on this first day of spring hearing rain, sleet, and wind as I dozed in and out of sleep and kept on dreaming. Then one big bang made it impossible for me to go back to sleep when the wind somehow slammed our porch swing right outside our bedroom up against the deck banister. The wind has never done that before.

We had beautiful weather last week, and daffodils and forsythia are blooming brightly. And since we have had a warm winter, perhaps it is only "fair" that we have a chilly start to spring. But I have loved the warm weather so much that I could not help but be a bit disappointed at this bitter weather snap.

March has always been a Glasco birthday month. We enjoyed an account of the birthday of Gerald's sister out in Wyoming, and the brothers here are planning for Gerald's birthday breakfast day after tomorrow. We were gone when the brothers celebrated Garry's birthday, so Gerald is still planning on getting together with him. Nephew Kerry has had his birthday already, and our grandson Trent turned 13 on the 2nd of March.

Granddaughter Cecelie had her seventh birthday yesterday up in Freeport, on what would have been Gerald's mother's 98th birthday. She used to cook up a storm in March fixing birthday meals for her brood. But she died young at just 66, so we have been without her in our lives for a long time. We still miss her. She was so good to all of us.

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