Welcome to Spring! Even though we did not seem to have had as rough a winter as some
in the past, it certainly feels good to see the Spring flowers beginning to appear
and the trees beginning to bud and bloom.
April 1 is a special day for many and I have fond memories of my childhood when we
regularly celebrated April Fool's Day. My Dad was famous for some of the tricks he
played on us. One of my favorites was the time that he came in from the barn when
we were having breakfast and had us convinced that there was something special in
the barn that we should come to see. He had gone to a lot of effort to put our work
horse mare (who was probably 20 years old at the time) into a special box stall with
fresh straw and led us to believe there was a new foal. Imagine our disappointment
when he called out “April Fool's Day”. Even Burger King had a little fun back in
1998 when they advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper”. Scores of clueless customers requested
the fake sandwich! :) I hope that all of you had fun and properly celebrated this
It's no joke that we have a busy month ahead of us. In addition to our regularly
scheduled meetings, there are other meetings that we can and should attend.
Finally, Dinner in the Dark on April 30 will be a wonderful opportunity to see how
many of the funds and efforts of our club are being rewarded. We'll have the chance
to meet some people who are blind and are being helped by having a Leader Dog for
Let me urge each member to pitch in and do your part to help with the many worthwhile
projects that we sponsor.