Saturday, February 28, 2009

The End Of The Shortest Month Of The Year

Summit County, Colorado
Gary Lindstrom

The End Of The Shortest Month Of The Year

I remember when I was a young boy in Iowa that people were talking about a neighbor who was born on February 29. Instead of having a birthday every year she only had a birthday every four years. One fourth of the years in her age. One fourth of the birthdays. Aging at only 25% of the rest of us. How nice. Of course that never really happened. In fact she actually lived one day longer than all of the people not born on February 29th.

I have now lived in Colorado for 39 years and each year I marvel at the fact that when the rest of the world is having spring Colorado has the snowiest month of the entire year. So tomorrow I get to wake up again in Colorado and only have to look forward to having more snow in March than we have in any other month. I think that I could live without that but in Summit County we actually grow snow and tourists and people on spring break from all over the United States. I can always look forward to April which in my opinion is the muddiest month of the year. Can't win for losing. g

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