Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The calendar says (almost) Spring! Mother Nature's signs are all around... The crocuses are in full bloom and the daffodils are sprouting leaves and buds. If all goes well (no more snow storms), the island of Nantucket and most of Cape Cod's Route 6A from Sandwich through Brewster will soon be in full bloom.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
February is traditionally the month of LOVE; right in the middle falls Valentine's Day. According to one legend, Valentine, a 3rd century Roman priest, performed marriages despite Emperor Claudius II's ban on marriage. Claudius believed unmarried men made better soldiers, and martyred Valentine. Valentine's Day was originally celebrated with hand written "valentines" and love letters. Fancy valentines made of fine papers and decorated with satin, ribbon and lace appeared in the 1830's. Now, Valentine's is the 2nd most popular day for sending greeting cards (Christmas is the first.)