We have enjoyed a week’s rest from school, and for those working in government and at banks they enjoyed at least a 3 day weekend. This February is coming to an end and the weather always the same and what it is will always surprise us.
Now for the month of March in the middle of next week. Will it come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? One of the questions that still shows up every year at this time. Who knows? Julius Caesar was told to beware the ides of March, however, that was a much deeper prophecy then the weather.
What was going on in Palmyra and vicinity from 1789 at the beginning? Founder John Swift built his first log cabin March 4, 1789, along Ganargua Creek. That was the beginning of what was to be Palmyra/Macedon.
One thing we find in our history is that socialites and entertainment seemed to fill the gloomy months before spring. The Opera House offered the “Businessmen’s Jubilee” on Feb. 21, 1896, and the Palmyra Choral Society presented a concert Feb. 23, 1886, at the Village Hall. The Palmyra Social Circle presented a comedy called “Paul Pry” on March 1, 1878, and Carola Goya presented a Spanish dance recital March 2, 1938.
The flowers have peeked their heads up a little too early, and if the trees begin to bud and we get a heavy snow or a sharp freeze history has it that the fruit may not be plentiful. We have been through all this before last year and the year before.
We will wait and see what March 1 brings to us, and hope that it comes in like a lamb.
The five museums of Historic Palmyra are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and help is welcome. This is the time of year we prepare for our new season. Always call the Historical Museum at 315-597-6981, and remember we are required to use our area code even if we are calling across the street.
We want to thank all and especially our veterans who attended the book review presented by Michael Keene called “Vietnam Reflections.” We had at least 14 members of all armed forces in attendance and most were of the Vietnam era. All veterans were given a special Historic Palmyra eagle pin as our thank you to them. If you see a veteran or active military, let’s say thank you for your service.