What a winter
Greetings readers, hope you all had a super week. I just want to throw a few words out to the readers this week: Hazardous. Treacherous. Tricky. And long. Do those words describe anything for you? Winter, maybe? In keeping with that subject, I have to tell you that on Saturday alone, I saw no less than eight people take a nasty flip on that clear, slippery stuff that has been hanging around for most of the past two months.. Yup, ice. Thankfully, those people only suffered a sore rump and perhaps, a bit of embarrassment, but hey, we all understand. Been there, done that.
Mark my words, I believe that we'll be hearing that this winter has been one of the nastiest that we've had for a long time. Lots of snow; fierce winds, and of course, the sheets of ice that are hard to get rid of.
Even though it did get mild at the end of last week, most us then had to contend with lakes in our driveways and yards. My husband and I had a huge pond exactly where our walkway runs for two days. It was so huge that I started calling it 'Melanson's Lake,' and to be honest I would not have been less surprised if I had started seeing fish swimming around in there. It was pretty deep. The good thing is, my husband did manage to scrape the water away during the day on Saturday, before the night air super-cooled and froze anything that moved, including me.
For the beginning of this week and what is the start of March, freezing rain has been forecast for our area. By the time you read this column, you'll already know how much fun that turned out to be. More ice, after an already glacial-enough winter, promises that we will be slip-sliding around for awhile yet.
Have a great week everyone and watch your steps.
Upcoming Events for March:
Parrsboro and District Board of Trade Reception and Annual General Meeting with speaker Murray Scott at the Band Hall on Wed, Mar. 11 at 6:30 p.m..
Films at The Hall: Stand by Me (PG) showing on Fri, Mar. 13 from 8-10 p.m. Ice Age (PG) on Sat, Mar. 14 from 7-9 p.m.
Fundy Geological Museum: March Break: Recycled Wonders - Past, Present and Future
"Jiggs Dinner" at the Trinity United Church on Tues, Mar. 17 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Crystal's Quick Notes:
Game Nights at St. George's Hall and in the Guild, every first and third Friday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m. Card and board games, some games available or bring your own. Canteen and free popcorn. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Future dates: Mar. 6 and 20.
Daylight Saving Time begins - Sun, Mar. 8. Clocks go ahead.
St. Patrick's Day - Tues, Mar. 17.
First day of spring - Fri, Mar. 20.
Tune into CiCR 99.1 FM Parrsboro Radio for coverage of local events, music and much more. You can contact Crystal either by phone 254-2947 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspirational quote for the week ahead is by James Oppenheim, "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet."