I don’t remember if March came in like a lion, but it’s sure had some “lion-ish” behavior this month!
Our recent high tides plus strong winds once again covered most of the Vaughn Bay sandspit.
Power outages, trees down, branches to clean up, but after basically a “non-winter” season, we wonder what’s up for spring weather, and tend to expect non-normal.
For gardeners, one difficulty with a wet but not too cold winter season is the proliferation of slugs and unwanted insects not destroyed by extended freezing. However, this is the time of year when something new pops out with leaves or flowering blooms nearly every day, so regardless of weather, we continue to look forward to what’s next.
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The Longbranch Improvement Club holds a huge community garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23.
“This will be the biggest sale yet,” says Janet Prichard, “as we’ve already rented out all the inside spaces and are over half filled up outside, too.”
There will be a raffle and auctions, a bake sale and lunch. Free coffee will be available, with lots of places to sit, visit and eat.
“Come browse, sit down with a cuppa and browse some more,” Prichard says.
We lost a special friend and one of our Key Peninsula “icons” with the death of Audrey Tritle last month. Audrey Brones arrived with her family in Vaughn in the mid 1920s. By the time Audrey was part of my known world, she was a young woman, and my opinion was she was the prettiest blonde lady I knew.
(Yes, I had a choice for prettiest brunette lady, too, a cousin of some cousins.)
Audrey married and moved to Longbranch, where she became active in the community as well as partner with her husband on their farm. She was known as the “egg lady” and their farm also provided apples and hay for purchase.
Audrey was involved with the Dr. Penrose Orthopedic Guild and the Longbranch Community Church.
I recently learned she made the church’s communion tablecloth and napkins, still in use there. A special lady who sparkled with life, even in her last days at age 95. She is very much missed by family and friends.
Easter events fill the next several days here at home and around the world.
Tomorrow (March 24) is Maundy Thursday. Longbranch Community Church holds a Soup Supper and communion service at 5:30 p.m.
The Key Peninsula Lutheran Church offers its well done Last Supper Drama at 7 p.m.
On Good Friday, Grace Church in Home holds a 5 p.m. service, and 7 p.m. services will be held at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, Lakebay Community Church and Waypoint Church.
A sunrise service Easter morning by Lakebay Community Church begins at Camp Woodworth at 7 a.m., with a Resurrection Celebration at the church, 9:30 a.m. Grace, KP Lutheran, Longbranch and Key to Life Churches offer Easter worship services beginning at 10:30 a.m.
WayPoint Church holds Resurrection Celebrations at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
The Key Center Library presents local actress and historian Tames Alan with “Soldiers in Petticoats: The struggles of the Suffragettes,” in the Ken Brones Room on Saturday (March 26). It is listed as suitable for families, with online registration required.
Another library event on March 28 is for homeschoolers, ages 5 to 8, who will study human and animal skeletons with stories and activities. Online registration is required. Both library events are sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Now that it’s officially spring, we hope for less rain and more sunshine to enjoy our blooming gardens and beautiful Northwest scenery.