Marie’s March Article

At Christmas, one of our Granddaughters gave us three large magazines- ‘Country Life’, ‘Country File’ and ‘Gardeners’ World’.  In ‘Country File’ there is a great article called ‘Magic of the Moon’- full moons of 2024.   What I didn’t realise was that there is a named full moon for every month.  It is the Snow Moon on 24th February, the Worm Moon on 25th March and also Paschal as it fixes the date for Easter.  Then 24th April is the Pink Moon, which the Anglo-Saxons called the Egg Moon.  So, if you can, remember to look out for these moons and see their splendour.

I don’t think I shall ever be digital as I love handwriting.  I write a list every morning of jobs I need to do that day; I keep a budget book; I write a journal every day, which is not as interesting as I don’t get about much and I write a shopping list for when I go shopping.  I’m so grateful that God never took away my ability to write as I have grown older.

Someone wrote to the newspaper and asked about generation labels and who came up with them.  It was marketeers, authors and cultural commentators who thought that when you were born affects your attitudes, values and behaviour.  The Silent Generation refers to people born between 1926 and 1945 who lived through the Second World War.  A piece in Time magazine alluded to the fact that children were taught to be seen and not heard.  Baby Boomers were born from 1946 to 1964 and named due to the spike in births after the war.  Generation X were born from 1966 to 1980.  I wonder what the next generation will be called.

The following is an Irish saying, quoted here because it is St Patrick’s Day on 17th March.

‘May you live as long as you want – and never want as long as you live.’ 

Marie Cove