March Snowstorm and Birthdays

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Well, here we are on March 5, 2013 with snow coming down again. The weatherman was right when he said we were in a winter storm watch and were going to get quite a lot of the white stuff overnight.

snow on the tall spruce trees

Today would have been my husband’s 64th birthday, had he lived only three more months. Isn’t this a cute picture of him? We teased him about being “Papa John Smurf” with that crazy winter hat. John sure did have a good sense of humor.

Papa John Peters

John and his sister were born on the same day, only eight years apart. I’ve often wondered how many times a shared birthdate occurs between siblings. Anybody know off hand?

As my sister-in-law commented after the funeral, this will be the first year since she was born that they wouldn’t be celebrating their birthdays together. It’s going to be a difficult time for her, as it is for me today.

Went out to shovel in front of the doorways this morning and was blown away (figuratively speaking), by the accumulation of the snow. Luckily, it’s very light and fluffy making the job of shoveling almost pleasant.

snow car tracks

We have 6-8″ of new snow on the ground and it’s still coming down. Expecting to get another 4-6″ during the day, by the last weather report I heard.

Just for fun, I was looking through the blog archives for March and came up with a few posts I think you’ll you’d enjoy.

March 3, 2007–March Came in Like a Lion

March 3, 2011–Is Spring Heading Your Way Yet?

March 1, 2012–We Still Have One Month of Winter!

Are you also getting pelted with a winter storm this March or are you out in shirtsleeves enjoying the balmy weather? How about the shared birthdays between siblings, did that happen in your family?

Until next time…

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  1. Jennifer Hubler says

    Hello Wicker Woman! Boy, do I have a story for you!! My older sister and brother (twins) were born 4-4-66, two years later my sister was born 4-3-68, and then three years later my brother and I (2nd set of twins) were born 4-3-71. That is my family’s claim to fame! And twins do not run in our family. It is cool having birthdays so close, but not when you were younger and wanted to enjoy “your” day!!

    • says

      Oh my goodness Jennifer, that really is a tall tale! So many sets of twins in your family and all the kids having birth dates on or near the same month and date. Wow! Thanks for commenting and sharing your family experience, very interesting!

  2. says

    Hey Cathryn — on the Birthday thing — I had an uncle who was born on Jan. 2nd and two of his children were born on his birthday!! Interesting! Prayers are with you on this day of John’s birthday — enjoy your memories of him as I know you will. Hugs!

    • says

      Wow! Nancy that’s really quite a coincidence isn’t it? Since they were all born on the same day, I wonder if any felt like they got the short end of the stick when it came to the birthday cake and presents?

      Yesterday on John’s birthday and then again this morning were pretty rough for me. I still can’t “wrap my brain around” the fact that he’s gone from this physical plane. That’s what I’m finding most difficult to overcome.

  3. Nancy says

    I totally understand what you are going through. Sounds like you have many good memories. Although special days will also bring heartaches for a while.
    I look forward to your blog.