Well, spring is finally trying to come through. The sun has been shining and it is not spring warm, since it is about 20 degrees. The breeze has been better, so I think there is hope.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Sara Creato and Jared Davenport who celebrated March 29; Nicholas Carpenter, Hollis Kelly and Brynn Savva, March 31; and to Matthew Strem and Kasey Varkonda who celebrated their day April 2.

I have noticed younger people roaming around looking for jobs. It seems early, but the season is coming.

My California son John Macy arrived this week. He works at Donaroma’s and he lives upstairs in my house. Now, this house was built in 1948 and the ceilings upstairs are just over six feet high. John is 6’ 5’’ in socks. So needless to say, his head touches the ceiling. I laugh when I come in the front door and he is brushing his teeth, his head slightly bent to look in the mirror. But he doesn’t complain and he is happy up here as long as there is a TV to watch his basketball, and he has a desk chair that he rolls around in.

He is great to have around to get things down from the top shelf, but of course he loves to get me by putting things that we both use in the kitchen, like the strainer, away at his level. Then I have to either call him downstairs to get it or stand on a stool. I think he loves to do it to me just to get a rise out of me. As I said to him when he came in the first day, the house is not going to be quiet until November.

It is coming up on the Relay for Life. This year it is May 30 and 31. The teams are forming and the meetings have started. Nicole Gazaille and her committee are the organizers this year and they have already had a trivia night as a kick-off for the season. There are many more public events coming up, and I will try to keep you informed.

So, if you would like a team or would like to participate in any way you can contact ashley.wills@cancer.org for the information you may need. It is not only a fundraiser, it is a way to reach out to those in our own community who are fighting this disease and those who have survived it.

The nursery is coming to life. Ernie and his crew have brought out the shrubs and trees, we put out the spring flowers — daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and, of course, the pansies. It is starting to look so pretty. It won’t be long before the perennials will be out and we will be in full swing. But it is time to wake the gardens up and to put Holly-tone on the shrubs and fertilizer on the gardens.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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