From Christina: I am ready for spring, but instead of warm, sunlit days, the forecasters are predicting more miserable weather in the midwest this weekend. Although this latest winter storm hasn’t hit our area yet, the outlook is gloomy — maybe as much as 8″ of snow. As if we haven’t already had enough of the cold, white stuff! Fortunately, friendships always warm the heart, and I’m grateful to A J Best for dropping by to brighten my day with a timely reminder that, sooner or later, spring really will come.
In Like a Lion…
by A J Best
March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Well, it certainly is roaring out there. But when you live as close to Canada as I do, that’s to be expected. Unfortunately, the lion’s breath is not one of warmth and floral beauty.
In like a lion…out like a lamb, or in like a lamb…out like a lion.
Where did this saying come from I hear you ask. I’m glad you did because honestly I can’t remember and I’d like to know. So hold on a sec and let me go check this out.Note from Christina: While A J is humming the Jeopardy theme song, I thought you might want to hum along.
According to Sandi at the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s just a hope that if something starts out rough and grumbly like a lion, it will end peaceful and sunny.
“Old wives” say the reverse is often true about the month, and if March begins like a gentle lamb, we can expect a cold spell to follow and the month will blow out like a wild beast.
So basically it’s just old lore. Here are more “old wives” tales I like:
- Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning sailors take warning.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
- Feed a cold, starve a fever.
The funniest tale I’ve heard is about sneezing If you sneeze on these days:
- Monday means danger.
- Tuesday means you will kiss a stranger.
- Wednesday means you will receive a letter.
- Thursday means something better is coming
- Friday means sorrow.
- Saturday means you will see your love tomorrow.
- Sunday means that the devil will be in control over you all week long.