As we welcome in March we say goodbye to Old Man Winter and hello to spring!! What a fantastic winter we had in Prescott this year. The snow storm on Feb. 21-22, which brought historic accumulation to Flagstaff, dropped over 20” of snow in Prescott and left the Mayor declaring a State of Emergency for the town. I would like to thank our town and all the amazing people who reside here. During this magnificent storm the town of Prescott had no street closures or power outages, according to one report in the local newspaper. What I love about Prescott is the four seasons. What a rare snowfall, and after the storm the brilliant sun is shining as faithful as ever in Arizona. We locals love the beauty of the not so frequent snowfalls and we are grateful that it not only helps our lakes and water table, but it also keeps our fire danger low.
I also want to thank all my faithful readers. There is not a month that goes by that I do not receive positive feedback about my monthly newsletter. While placing a spotlight on our wonderful “everybody’s home town” of Prescott, I also get to bring you the month’s fun facts and whimsical Trivial Tid Bits along with historical events and dates to remember. So let’s take a look at what we dug up for March………….. And remember I can help with all of your real estate needs whether selling your current home or buying a new home……Or both! I am your friendly hometown Realtor.
Are you familiar with the expression that goes, “mad as a March hare”? This expression was firstly heard in the year 1959. This certain expression was born because March is the mating season of hare. Male hares’ wild behavior was the one being pertained in this expression.
In the month of March, there are actually two reported “birth flowers”. These are the violet and the daffodil.
“The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
and the days are warm and clear,
just like a gentle lamb,
then spring is here.”
– Author Unknown
Did You Know Important Days in March ….
World Day of Prayer first Friday in March
March 1st Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day
March 2nd Old Stuff Day
March 10th International Find a Pay Phone Booth Day (Remember those? Good Luck!)
March 20th Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
March 22nd National Goof off Day
March 30th Take a Walk in the Park Day
In case you need a reason to celebrate, here are some days in March that give you a reason to smile!
3rd The Star Spangled Banner becomes the National Anthem (1931)
4th Mrs. Charles Fahning is recognized as the first woman to bowl a perfect 300 game. (1930)
10th Alexander Graham Bell places the world’s first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room. (1876)
14th Eli Whitney patents the Cotton Gin (1794)
19th Congress approves Daylight Savings Time. (1918)
21st The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed. (1963)
30th Jeopardy debuts on television. (1964)
** Theresa’s Tid Bits and Trivia **
Philadelphia Cream Cheese is NOT actually from Philadelphia. It turns out that Philadelphia Cream Cheese was actually developed in Chester, New York.
German chocolate cake is named after a guy named Sam German, not the country.
The “S” in Harry S. Truman doesn’t stand for anything. His middle name was just S.
Before the invention of color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white.
It’s illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland because they get lonely.
The moon gets 1.5 inches farther from the Earth every year.
On average, you will spend 92 days sitting on the toilet in your lifetime.
There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
If you fly directly south from Detroit, you’ll hit the Canadian border.
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