What does Spring mean to you?

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Here’s another post from Mary Beth. Enjoy!

~Sallie

When I was a youngster, I remember exclaiming “I can’t wait until I can walk in the rain!” To which my horrified mother responded “What????” Now to clarify, I remember that I had just seen the movie “Singing in the rain” and thought that Gene Kelly was the best dancer in the world. There were many rainy days to come in my life (literally and figuratively) after that day but when you are young and exuberant life is full of possibilities and a few mud puddles.

Mother Nature has arrived and our children are awaiting the warm days ahead. Casting seasonal allergies aside, we stepped out on a cool Saturday morning to explore the wooded landscape behind our home. We happened to live at the end of a cul-de-sack and had the advantage of the “woods”. We had bundled up the kids but as usual, hats were soon shed and “Mom, can you hold my gloves?” was the mantra for the moment.

Our sons were learning how to use magnifying glasses in science and began to check out the newly grown grass beneath our feet. The air was so clean and fresh that it reminded me of a long-ago day in college. I had just stepped out to get a breath of air and was standing by my dorm when I met my future husband.

The season of spring always signals new possibilities to me. I hope that I can always run to it with open hands and walk in the soothing rain drops of spring in New England. There will be days of new growth, spring crafts and the dreaded spring cleaning but for now, I’m setting down my pen and opening up the windows of my life to the newness and wonders of spring!

~~~Mary Beth, wife, Mom and lover of Springtime.

 

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~Sallie

Patriot’s Day

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Patriot’s Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord that occurred in 1775 in Massachusetts. They were the earliest battles of the American Revolution.

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It is important to have a few heroes in our lives, because believing in the heroic

can help make each and every one of us a little bit better day in and day out.

                                    Paul Colello

Prior to 1775, the area that is now the eastern part of the United States mainly consisted of British colonies controlled by the United Kingdom. The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, was a major step in the independence of the United States. The first battles in this war were fought in the areas of Lexington and Concord, near Boston, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. For this reason, the third Monday in April is symbolic for the emerging independence of the new country.

Paul Revere is among the patriots who are remembered on Patriot’s Day. The American silversmith is known for spreading the word of the Boston Tea Party to New York and Philadelphia, and for warning the Lexington Minutemen about the British invasion in 1775. The story of his “midnight” ride to Lexington to discuss action plans against the British has been poetized.

An act to amend the Tennessee code regarding Patriot’s Day took effect in 2008. The state’s code now officially includes the holiday and mentions that its governor proclaims April 19 of each year as Patriot’s Day. This day is still not a public holiday in Tennessee. Patriots’ Day is also known as Patriot’s Day and Patriots Day. However, it should not be confused with Patriot Day, held on September 11 to mark the anniversary of terrorist attacks in the United States on that date in 2001.

To read more about Patriot’s Day please see:

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/patriots-day


~Sallie

Today was good

“Today was good

Today was fun.

Tomorrow is another one.”

                  Dr. Seuss

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