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On the back porch

Our weather forecast, whether it be from groundhog, meteroligist, or a game knee will usually be suspect! And like my ol’ Daddy always said, “Even a blind hog can sometimes find an acorn!” Often, one or more of these methods will be correct, though not 100%. The oldtimers had many tried and true plans for determining what kind of weather was in their future, and just as many sayings about the weather. But probably the most well known in Texas is, “If you try to predict the weather, you are either a newcomer or a fool!” In my opinion, we had best let the Good Lord bring whatever He has in mind. So I have picked a few notable quotes about springtime to compliment my spring poem.

Henry Van Dyke: The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

An old cowboy in New York City: Oh I can see the cattle grazing o’er the hills of early morn. An’ I can smell the coffee boilin’ at the breakin’ of the dawn. I can hear the ponies neighin’ an’ I can hear the cowboys sing. So Lord, please take me back to Texas when they round-up in the spring!



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