Spring Is Here

IMG_0562Spring is here today!

Winter’s gone away.

Spring is here today!

Open the door,

Come out and play,

Spring has come to stay!

IMG_0568Do you recognize that verse?

It’s from the children’s book “Spring Is Here” by Lois Lenski, which was published in 1948. This little pink book was a favorite of our family. We read it aloud with great gusto at this time of the year. When our daughters were growing up we lived in cold places — Minneapolis, upstate New York, central Illinois — so reading it was less a reflection of reality, and more a statement of faith.

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This particular book came to us from my sister-in-law, Annette.

Annette got it when it was culled from her church’s library: First Methodist Church, Park Ridge, Illinois.

That church, incidentally, was the church Hillary Clinton attended as a child.

Hillary, do you recognize this little book? I’d be happy to share.

About Ruth Everhart

I'm a writer and a minister. I believe that work is never wasted, especially creative work. I wrote a book about a pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine called "Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land." Now I'm working on a spiritual memoir. I love the work!
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