Dear Mother Nature,
Thank you for holding off on that winter storm/blizzard/ice thing last Monday until we got home from South Dakota. The 5" of snow we got the next day was delightful — excellent timing!
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You know I love you — the opportunity to dress in layers, the need to wear multiple handknits every day, the beauty of the snow-covered landscape — but sheesh, enough is enough, amirite? -11˚F in March, for cryin' out loud? Couldn't we at least have some March-like weather?
::OMG, I just asked for a blizzard and 3 feet of snow::
Don't let the screen door hit you, etc., etc.
Somewhat freezer-burned in Wisconsin,
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Dear Dr & Mrs B,
It was lovely to eat dinner with you last weekend. [Elder Son] has always enjoyed introducing us to his favorite teachers/professors/mentors, and we appreciate the instruction and emotional support they have offered him over the years, particularly when we, his family, were too far away to offer that same level of support. He described you, Dr B, as "semi-saintly", which is probably the highest praise he could offer anyone. Mrs B, you are a kindred soul, one who seems to have striven her entire life to make the world a better place.
Thank you for being [ES]'s friends.