Saturday, April 07, 2007

As the Old Saying Goes.....

Every Place has an adage that is true for that area. One of ours is " Never plant until the first weekend after Easter." It doesn't matter if March came in like a lion or a kitten and left like a lamb or a wet noodle. It doesn't matter that the highs for a month have consistently been in the mid 70's to 80's, or that the water temperature is 75 degrees. It doesn't matter if you have been swimming every day for a month. You don't plant before the first weekend after Easter, because this can happen:

Today: currently 42 degrees feels like 32. High for today 57. Low 37

Tomorrow (Easter Sunday): High of 55, Low of 42 showers in the afternoon.

Monday: High of 65, low of 53, Am showers.

Tuesday: High of 73, low of 67

Families all across the panhandle are now rethinking their Easter Plans. Instead of flocking to the beach or having a picnic outside, the kids will either hunt eggs bundled up outside in the morning, or will have to resort to the dreaded in door Easter egg hunt.

Menus are being changed from: Cold ham slices, potato salad, corn on the cob, and Jello. To: Baked Ham, Scalloped/mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and cake.

Mom's are quickly rethinking presents in the Easter Basket. "Doh, I got Jimmy the pail and shovel basket..I should have gotten the one with the cars."

So next time one of your neighbors, or the little old lady in the grocery line, tells you an adage about your area, listen. Even if you have lived there for Five years and never witnessed it yourself. You have been warned. Now I get to laugh at all the southern transplants at the bank, who did listen to us old timers when we warned them weeks ago..."You never plant until the first weekend after Easter."


Anonymous bobbiemonster said...

I don't know the local saying, but I don't plant until the cross quarter day, May 2, out here. It snowed on Momma the first of May the first time she came out to visit.

4/09/2007 09:56:00 AM  

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