This week we note that the Literary Discussion Group meeting, originally scheduled for today, May 22, has been postponed until Thursday, May 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Village of Cooperstown Library. William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will be the topic of discussion at the rescheduled meeting.
We also not that we are almost willing to declare that spring has sprung. At least as we look out the window at the green grass, and note how many times that pesky grass has been mowed, we are inclined to make such a declaration. Yet, even while we are quite enjoying the blooming of the magnolia tree and the blooming of the crab apples trees while anticipating the blooming of the lilacs, we are still somewhat hesitant to store the EdenPURE for the summer or to put the screen in the back storm door. Living in Cooperstown for 32 years has taught us, if nothing else, that when it comes to spring one never knows. And pushing one’s luck is never a good idea.
Besides, we are never quite convinced that the long awaited warm weather is really here until people stop complaining about the potholes. And so far we have not noticed any decrease in the hue and cry about this year’s crop. In fact, we have felt that is a certain amount of desperation in many people’s mind as to what this year’s ultimate solution to the pothole problem might be.
When we lived in Grosse Pointe, Mich., we remember that one year the potholes were so bad on Lakeshore Drive that a group of women took it upon themselves to purchase the necessary material and stop traffic so they could fix the potholes which Wayne County did not seem to be inclined to fix. Not surprisingly, however, once the pictures of the women in action hit the newspapers, Wayne County had a change of heart and the road was fixed. We can’t quite imagine that happening here, but perhaps it is worth some thought.