“It Might As Well Be Spring” was written for the 1945 movie “State Fair” which was a remake of a non-musical 1933 Will Rogers film. The song won Rogers and Hammerstein their one and only Oscar. I love far too many Rogers and Hammerstein songs to say that this one is the greatest ever but it is nice. Here is a nice Clifford Brown trumpet version.
If I ruled the universe, winter would confine itself to the month of December. I have scientifically determined that a cold and snowy winter wonderland is charming for exactly 31 days and not a second longer! Unfortunately, around these parts, winter usually hangs on through March and sometimes even into April. By this time of year I’m usually applying to my boss for a transfer to our office in the sixth level of hell because none of our 150 earthbound locations could possibly be in a warm enough place for my tastes.
This year is different. It’s early March and temperatures have already gotten up into the high 40’s and low 50’s. My daughter has left home and joined the vast tribe of outdoor children. She does remember me at meal and bed times so I don’t forget what she looks like. I’ve stopped skulking in the hallways at work and started walking outside again. So far the sunshine has totally kept my usual springtime funk at bay. I sure hope winter follows tradition and sticks it to us one more time before it gives up completely. I’m not sure I’ll survive these sunshine induced high spirits all the way through fall.