April is a big month. It’s my favorite month, mostly because April, from my perspective, is spring. Birdsong, wildflowers, hunting morels, baby bunnies…
Hunting morels in Iowa.
Back in Iowa April meant plowing and planting. When that rich black dirt in the Midwest, particularly in Iowa, is tilled up it smells good enough to eat. Seriously.
I miss it. I miss the fireflies, the raspberries, the elderberries, the Dutchman’s Breeches, the black walnuts, the black squirrels, the massive thunderstorms, the Carnegie Library, Christie Creme cheeseburgers and sherbet, the people, my Baubi’s Christmas tree green house with it’s red door and wrap around front porch. There’s not one thing I don’t miss about Iowa.
Now I live in California because the hubster dragged me out here. Kicking and screaming, I might add, although we did move around quite a bit after we got married– which brings me to the point of this post. Let’s get personal!
(I hated California for nine solid years. Now I like it well enough. But it sure ain’t Iowa.)
So what else happens in April?
My birthday – April 13th.
Our anniversary – April 17th. (Click on the photos to enlarge.)
My favorite wedding photo – my son and me – us curly redheads.
The most important folks.
My closest cousin’s birthday (we were raised like sisters) – April 16th.
My gramma Jennie’s birthday – April 15th. Gramma Jennie was, sort of, our matchmaker.
Usually Passover and Easter. Love those Cadbury mini eggs and that matzoh ball soup!
Matzoh ball soup.
Our wonderful friends Tom and Ishbel Stronach celebrate their anniversary on – April 17th. Same as us!
Tom and Ishbel – how can you not love this photo???
My beloved German shepherd Louie’s birthday – April 29th. He died a week before Jake was born. (Jake missed the cut-off. His birthday is May 29th.)
April is a terrific month. I like it better than December– although December contains Oscar’s birthday, my older daughter’s birthday, Christmas and Chanukah. It’s a little more hectic but still almost as fun as April.