Cloudy skies, frozen mud and mountains of gray snow will greet us as the first day of spring arrives tomorrow. Where are the warm breezes, daffodils and green grass? All I can see are messy leftovers from the Blizzard of '93. Sounds like a candidate for a movie of the week to me.
Even if it doesn't make it to the small screen, the blizzard should provide us boomers with tales to tell our grandchildren. How we survived at the hands of Mother Nature . . . only venturing out to replenish stocks of junk food . . . our only entertainment during those long hours of forced togetherness was cable television, Nintendo and the telephone . . . the lights and heat stay on . . . no accidents happened . . . really, no problems. We emerged victorious.
What kind of story is that? Not much of a family saga, but I still have a few years to embellish my tale.
Happy spring, Pasadena.
Let your fingers do the walking to find out what's happening at the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company.
The company has installed an information voice mailbox system that provides details about hall rentals, membership opportunities and events, and accepts messages for the company president or chief.
Just dial 437-6054 for more details.
The Greater Pasadena Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eastern District Police Station on Mountain Road.
Membership is open to community associations. Any association that is not a council member is invited to send two representatives to the meeting.
"The more members we have, the stronger the council can be," President Frank Halgas said.
For more information, call Halgas at 437-2661.
The Annapolis Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon are sponsoring a benefit breakfast for Muscular Dystrophy from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third and Beach streets in Chelsea Beach.
The old-fashioned breakfast menu will feature sausage, eggs any style, pancakes, fried potatoes, hominy, homemade biscuits and beverages.
The cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 6 and older. There will be no charge for younger children.
For more details, call 647-6210.
Shop for spring crafts from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at a show, sponsored by Junior Girl Scout Troop 1292, at the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company Hall on Mountain Road.
Artisans will offer handcrafted items for sale.
Food and refreshments also will be sold.
For details, call Gretchen Smith at 437-4362.
Northeast PTSA will host a parent to parent workshop on drug and alcohol abuse prevention at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school on Duvall Highway.
Della Glenn, from the county Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, will be the guest speaker.
For more details, call the school at 437-6400.
Stoney Creek Democratic Club is holding an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the clubhouse on Fort Smallwood Road.
Tables are $9 each.
Refreshments will be available.
To reserve a table, call Rich Ames at 437-9388.
Downs Park will host a 10K International Volksmarch, sanctioned by the American Volksmarching Association, starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow and Sunday.
Coordinated by the Freestate Happy Wanderers, registration is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The walk officially ends at 4 p.m. both days.
Credits for the 6.2-mile walk will be available. Commemorative awards will be on sale.
For more details, call 437-2164.