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A fun little poem for March.
March comes in on stinky feet.
It kicks the trashcans down the street.
Blows the trees down in a breeze.
Gives the power lines a squeeze.
Then March leaves, and out it goes.
The sun comes out.
And then it snows.
by Richard Thompson
It’s been over 40 years since my father was inspired to write this ominous ode to the interminable month of March. It’s spring now, the month has barely a week to go, but it still rings true. I am happy to share it in this space. T.S. Was Wrong Eliot pointed at April – “The cruelest month,” he proclaimed I say March, that gray cadaver whose gusty voice celebrates infirmity and wards off birth Scarves and gloves are its banners, fleece-lined its coat of arms. March feeds on old bones are brown leaves, pegs stringy phlegm onto lung walls, and… Read more »
Thanks for sharing, Mark. March can certainly disappoint.
Oh, yes! This is great! Perfect description of a usually dreary month that keeps us waiting. Hoping and waiting. Perfect Purdy! Thanks Mark!
What a brilliant set of images. “Backs us into our caves” is exactly how I feel when the day is once again cold, grey, and windy after a brief spell of faux spring.
A Purdy classic!
HGAC Educational Speakers Program features author Ron Kirkwood Historic Gettysburg Adams County’s first Educational Speakers program for 2023 will feature Ron Kirkwood, author of “Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg.” The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic G.A.R. Hall on 53 East Middle Street in Gettysburg, PA 17325. Kirkwood argues in “Too Much for Human Endurance” that the George Spangler farm was the most important farm in the Battle of Gettysburg, revealing factors that have been overlooked for generations. The book and… Read more »
Local members of Braver Angels, a national movement to bridge the political divide, will be holding an open meeting at noon on Monday, March 20, at Dunlap’s Restaurant in Gettysburg. We will be discussing volunteer opportunities for the Braver Angels national convention July 6-8 at Gettysburg College, as well as longer-term possibilities for a local Braver Angels Alliance and its affiliate, Braver Partners, a volunteer network of civil society organizations from across the political spectrum who support bringing Americans together for civil discourse to bridge our divides.
Thank you so much for this news platform. It has quickly become my go to source for all things Gettysburg/Adams County.
Many thanks to the helpful staff at the Adams County Board of Elections. They are very knowledgeable, thorough, but most of all, kind. If you need to update your voter registration, execute a candidate petition, or perform any other task that falls under their office, they will help you tremendously!
Anyone notice one of these guys around GBG recently?
maybe. I’ve seen a very large feral cat that lives on our farm and looks like it might be something else but I can’t get a photo yet. Could it be this weasel?
I am a certified teacher in PA in early childhood, elementary, and special education. I have taught in a public school district and a charter school in PA since graduating from college in 2004. Despite being a very rewarding profession, being a teacher has any difficult challenges. In 2023, I resigned from my special education teacher position due to the overwhelming job duties and lack of administration support. I may never return to the classroom. Being a teacher needs to be fixed in many ways so that people want to be teachers and stay in the field. For 15 years… Read more »
OPEN LETTER TO REP. JOYCE: DON’T ENDANGER SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND OUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS Congressman: Your GOP friends are threatening the Social Security check and Medicare benefits I earned with 50 years at work. They’re risking the value of my retirement accounts (IRA/401k). They’re preparing to use economic blackmail by refusing to raise our government’s borrowing capacity (“debt ceiling”) something Congress has done 78 times since 1960, 49 times under Republican Presidents. This comes right out of the tired GOP playbook – shut down the government and hold our economy hostage to extract FUTURE budget cuts in return for allowing… Read more »
Does anyone know if the movie GETTYSBURG CHRISTMAS will.be out on DVD on December 1. Many people are looking forward to it as a Christmas gift.
Are any golfers here? Thanks to Matt Bird for his first article on local golf in Adams County: https://gettysburgconnection.org/the-birdie-watch-gettysburg-national/. If you have information to share, please send it his way.
I got quite a kick out of seeing my picture used for the jugsaw puzzle a week or two ago. Thank you. It’ll be another memory of Gettysburg for me to keep.
Happy to provide a 15 minutes of fame for you 🙂 Thanks for posting.
I like the idea of being able to share comments. Thanks for providing this!
We want to hear from our readers and share their ideas. Let’s hope others like the idea too! Thanks Patti!
I would like to see the two party system abolished. Eliminate them vs. us, let the government operate like corporate America where results are what counts.
It seems to me that pretty much every democracy has parties — and even some autocracies. But why limited them? PA only officially acknowledges 4 parties: Democrat, Republican, Green, and Libertarian. Perhaps there should be more?
We are a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
“There are 3 phrases that make possible the worlds of not-yet: “What if …?”,”If only …”,”if this goes on …”.” Neil Gaiman.
Is there community interest in a monthly Sci-Fi Book Club in the Gettysburg Area?
Held within a Central Gettysburg Community Space.
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