At last, winter has finally released it grip on our weather, and suddenly there is outdoor activity everywhere. As I drove out of town a few days ago I met numerous farmers pulling anhydrous tanks and other equipment down the highway. It's certainly time for caution on the roads. My neighbor was the first one to start his lawn mower and the grass is coming, but not really ready for mowing. I watched him for a minute and thought "really??" The need to pick up sticks from the lawn seems an endless task but necessary. And, I've noticed several folks out puttering around the yard or in the garden. I think everyone is just so happy to be outdoors again. I've spent sometime in the garden myself and ... to my dislike, I realized I'm not alone. The darn garden snakes are also enjoying the sun.
April 5, 2018
I’m not lucky enough to have an attached garage, but I’m grateful for the one I have. Today as I leisurely walked from the garage into the house I paused to listen to the birds singing, or maybe talking. It was as if they were appealing to Mother Nature saying, “Hey. We’re here. What’s with the cold, snowy winter?” I think it must be felt by everyone. No matter where you go, or what weather person you listen to, the lamenting is the same. Hopefully, the spring temperatures will soon be here and, maybe this year, people will appreciate them even more.
April 1, 2018
Now that Manning’s assisted living campus has new ownership, I feel the need to express a heartfelt thank you the Jeanine Chartier for making assisted living a reality for Manning, along with Larry Stangl for his gift of land. Residents could see the need, and Jeanine made it happen; and not in just an ordinary way. Her attention to details that would affect residents was amazing and showed her heart. After drawings were done, she “moved” the whole structure so people could “better see” activities at the school. Thank you Jeanine. Thank you for caring about Manning’s aging population and the quality of their lives.