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Hey, May, we’ve got some high hopes for you. You may have noticed that it’s been a pretty cruel spring here in the Capital District. You can make it up to us by not raining on Tulip Fest. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, do you?
While you’re at it, can you make sure all the mothers out here get breakfast in bed on their special day, along with an unbroken 30 minutes during which they can read a magazine article, paint their nails or watch a show uninterrupted? (P.S. Mother’s Day is May 13 this year.) This is not weather-related, but I figured it can’t hurt to ask.
Might we get a sunny weekend to get our gardens going and have a little fun getting messy with the kids? We’d also like to go to the drive-in or ice cream stand and not bundle up like we’re winter camping. Low 70s would be perfect.
If it’s not too much trouble, would you mind filling the bicycle tires with air — all eight of them at my house, although I am afraid some of us may have to re-learn how to ride since it has been so very long since we’ve pedaled anywhere. You might have to clean out the garage first to even get to the bikes. Sorry about that, things just kind of piled up during the cold stretch.
Would you be willing to help with planning my children’s summer adventures? I hear there is a pretty good camp guide in this issue on Pages 14-15. Usually I’m a lot further along, but something about this chilly spring made it seem like summer was still so far away.
I know you are just one month of the year, but I feel like after all we’ve been through, I can count on you to be the spring we have all been waiting for. And if you don’t mind, it would be mighty kind of you to grant us all a touch of amnesia when fall rolls around again so we can know what it’s like to look forward to winter again.
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