By Ellen Probert Williamson
As spring begins, April will at last bring us warmer days, new leaves on the trees, birds and squirrels building their nests, and violets and forget-me-nots starring the new grass.
We progress into the season of Lent and turn our thoughts toward the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian faith and Passover in the Jewish tradition.
But we are also faced with some seemingly frivolous occasions in this varied month.
25 Years Ago
Jesse Porter of Midtown was the grand prize winner in the Bubblicious Instant Winner Game. By sending his name and address in on a 3-by-5 card, the Midtown Elementary School third-grader won an all-expense-paid summer vacation for four to Walt Disney World and a $1,000 check. Jesse’s mom, Betty Hamby, said she had a hard time believing it.