A Reminder: Spring is Coming

Dr. J's Apothecary Shoppe

February 2 was Groundhog Day, and in recognition of the celebrated day, I posted an article on my Examiner.com page:

http://www.examiner.com/christian-spirituality-in-columbus/groundhog-day-spring-is-coming

On Saturday of the preceding weekend, I noticed a couple of robins skittering across the crusted snow, as I entered a building. That is a sure sign that Spring is on the way, I thought.  When I see robins returning after a brief absence, I recall that I made my acting debut in the second or third grade when I played “Robin Redbreast,” with my red sweater and brown paper wings that I flapped vigorously as I ran across the stage proclaiming, “Spring is coming! . . . Spring is coming! . . . Spring is coming!”

A few years ago my daughter, Melissa , sent me a card with the “Easter Legend of the Robin” on the cover:

A little grey robin, as he was flying to the…

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