Where I live, at 8000 feet in the Colorado mountains, this can be an absolutely gorgeous and sunny day or a cold and blustery, snowy one. Our third option is that "in between" segment of either mud (if it rains) or dust (if there's wind). But we rarely get to enjoy spring and leap right from winter into summer.
Here in "the boondocks" we still have unpaved roads and no home mail delivery, in spite of the fact that it's a busy, bustling tourist town. Those who are members of our city government will tell you that it's all about ambience and quaintness. And nobody ever forgets that the original "True Grit" was filmed here or that it was the home of John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds and the late Dennis Weaver. I'm proud to say that Debbie Reynolds shopped in my bookstore all of the time and Dennis Weaver and his wife were out and about with the rest of us, all over the place. His wife still is. But that's a bit off topic, so back to the subject at hand.
Therefore, with our weird weather at this time of year, the Elk's Lodge's annual Egg Hunt can be outdoors in the park or forced inside. But, either way, it goes on. We swap this event bi-annually with the nearest town (10 miles away) called Ridgway. There are always a lot of happy, albeit possibly quite dirty, little urchins running around on this particular Sunday.
Since the death of our oldest grandson, about whom my book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW is written, my family no longer gathers together as a solid unit for a big feast. So, it has become a rather somber and individual event that my husband and I do alone. But we manage to do something that we both enjoy. If the weather is good, we usually go up into the mountains to place flowers on what has become known as Pete's Place, the memorial site of our grandson's demise.
So, whatever your family chooses to do on this day, I hope that you have much happiness, love and, most of all, peace.
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