It ought to come in April,
Or, better yet, in May
When everything is green as green
I mean St. Patrick's Day.
With still a week of winter
This wearing of the green
Seems rather out of season
It's rushing things, I mean.
But maybe March is better
When all is done and said;
St. Patrick brings a promise
A four-leaf-clover promise,
A green-all-over promise
Of springtime just ahead!
Here's hoping that everyone has a wonderful green experience today.
On a more somber note, I'd like to tell you about a friend of a friend.
Though I've never personally met my friend, Tracie of Fishtail Cottage, I feel like we all do, that our fellow bloggers are very important people in our lives.
Tracie has just lost a very important person in her life. Her friend of many years, Ashley, has just passed away from metastatic melanoma.
Ashley's dying wish was that everyone be made aware of the possibilities of cancer due to tanning beds and too much sun in general, especially if you are to start at an early age.
She fought a hard battle for seven years and finally found peace on March 15.
I send my sincere sympathies to Tracie, Ashley's parents and all who knew and loved her. She sounds like a wonderful human being.
I would also like to stress the importance of being checked by your doctor if you notice any significant changes to your body. Early detection is really the key to fighting all kinds of diseases.
My daughter and myself are happy and healthy and living proof today that it works.
Please read more of Ashley's story here.
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