Life’s Reflections: Recent weather spoils us; Bring on spring temps

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Out and about on Sunday, and what did I see my first golf cart of the season, whatever season this may be. Ashley Burke and her son, Alister, decided to get theirs out and head to the local store. We enjoy seeing all of the people in the town of Ansonia roaming the streets when there are warm temperatures. It doesn't take much to make Jamie and me happy when we see our friends out having fun. (Linda Moody photo)

ANSONIA—Despite a few harsh winds, we have been having some beautiful weather of late. I can live with that.

However, I’ve talked to people making the remark that they’ve heard that we’re going to make up for it in March. And, that may not be so pretty.

Maybe I’m wrong as I’ve never seen it this nice in February, but I’m enjoying it.

Anybody who knows me, knows that I do not like to drive in wintry weather, especially the older I get. I value my life, others’ lives and my car.

Plus, I don’t need to fall on an ice-covered step, driveway or road and street. I have this fear of breaking a body part as well as what the snow and its friends — ice and sleet — could bring.

I know, I did it when I was younger, but I don’t want to have to do it today at this age.

Things could get ugly fast.

That’s why I would rather stay safe when the colder temperatures and other things that could come with it happen. People can call me whatever they want. I don’t care.

I’ve done my time during my full-time working years, but I’ve slowed down quite a bit.

And, I’m fine with that.

The only worry I have is that if I committed myself to a project or assignment regarding my present reporting situation, I generally like to follow through. But, I don’t really want to risk my life now.

I really can’t wait until we can sit outside in the driveway and watch pedestrians and motorists go by. We love doing that.

Sometimes we can’t see who is driving past, because of tinted windows or poor eyesight on our part, but we enjoy the opportunity to see people out and about.

We have some friends that stop in much of the time and we chit chat and keep up on each others’ lives. It’s great. Can’t wait.

Now, since I’ve bored you with weather talk, I hope you enjoy the rest of winter and that it treats us well.

And, most of all, stay safe no matter what!

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Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of David Anderson, Ronald Dearing and Dale Crandall.
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Please pray for these people: Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Carson Robbins, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Marie Schlechty, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Albert Duncan, Bev Brumbaugh, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Abby Heck, Linda Lore, Ralph Byrd, Beverly McCabe Baker, Doug Winger, Rusty Maloy, Debbie Mayse, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Jeanie Francis, Noah Back, Mary Moran, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Angie Brown, Nikole Baldridge, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Zach Urbancic.

Also, Sharon Gamster, Rick Libert, Harold Libert, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Debbie Mayse, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Connie Buemi Hodson, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Kenton Turner, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Marie Rieman, Becky Oliver, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.

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Happy birthday:
March 1 to Carol Ungericht, Doug Albers, Barb Snyder, Tom Clevenger, April Warren and Cheryl Dynes.
March 2 to Darin Leeper, Virginia Scanlon, Norma Garland, Jason Wright, Dustin Hall, twins Diane Zimmer and Donald Hathaway, Greg Schmidt, Angie Grow Perkins, Layton Davis and Roberta Crawford.
March 3 to Keith Foutz, Eric Wagner, Jean Derr, Rick Jones, Marvin Fourman and Amanda Mote.
March 4 to Jeff Goines, Shaun Thornhill, Deb Hamby, Molly Null, Bobby Wills-Livingston, twins Darlene Royer and Darla Brumbaugh, Robert Holt and Aleda Drew.
March 5 to Rick Brewer, Angie Milhouse, Sheila Reed, Bryan Birt, Ronda Riegle Vance, Don Shilt, Isabelle Long, Tracy Holden Harshman, Luke Moore, Norma Bruner, Gail Bankson and Betsy Kemp.
March 6 to Rick Elliott, Sandy Easterling, Carrie Hall, Diane Bickel, Stacie Kammer, Melikka Riffell, Destini Mason, Linda Landis-Matte, Linda Norton Temple, Sharon Lapp and Diane Addington.
March 7 to Hollace Stocker Riffell, George Young, Deanna Young, Christina Nestor, Jerry Blinn, Kelli Nicodemus, Debbie Perry Clark and Dean Delk.

Happy anniversary to Donna Pauline and Nevin Elleman on March 7.

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Think about it: “It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall, it’s a painting and if you can walk around it, it’s a sculpture.”–Author Unknown.