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New Saying or New Dates?

By Brookshire McDonald

“April showers bring May flowers”

The ancient saying goes.

Where to find it etched in stone

No one really knows.

‘Tis the year 2023 and to now

The weather has changed day to day.

The weathermen smile as they aim for perfection

In what they say.

But even they face a dilemma

With predictions they roll out,

‘Cause minute to minute changes

Seem to be what the weather’s all about.

The daffodils seem as confused

As anyone at all

As to when to bloom

After having been planted in the fall.

In Feb. the warm weather came

As never before;

Winter stayed hibernating

As records were broken galore.

Taking this as their sign

To poke their heads,

Daffodils began blooming

From everyone’s beds.

April moves into May

But blooming daffodils are now past.

Maybe no saying

Should forever last.

“Record warmth in Feb. preludes snow in March”

Has proved to go well

Until the future creates

A much different spell.

OR changing the dates for seasons

Year in and year out,

May be the solution

Without a doubt!

Most probably in the past

You did hear

The first robin bird seen

Means spring is near.

Not to ask the following

I would be remiss

Who would be delegated to reveal to the robins

All of this?

Spring, winter, summer, fall

Come on down south all of y’all!

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Restorative Yoga:

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February 27,  11:30 a.m. ET


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March 11,  6:00 p.m. ET


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Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


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