To all the snow shovelers who didn't stop at the very edge of their property, but cleared a path through that last 3 feet of snow or ice or slush between their property and the next shoveled sidewalk ...
To all the snow shovelers who didn't just clear the snow along their sidewalk, but also cut a path out to the street for pedestrians ...
These weeks of non-stop snow and wind and sleet and frigid temps have brought out the best in so many people. And in others, revealed character flaws that ought to embarrass them ... but no doubt won't.
All in all, though, we're a nation of pretty damn good people.
And an overabundance of icky brown slush. And soon, maybe more pretty white on top of that. Then, more icky brown slush.
I'm thinking maybe I should switch to decaf.
Better yet, let's all try and remember that before long, there will be warm sunshine and gentle breezes filled with the fragrance of spring.
And then, of course, heat waves, droughts, sunburns ...
You knew I couldn't end on a sappy note, right? ;-}