Year’s ago Blind Pig reader Kenneth Roper shared the story of his mother telling him and his brothers that March 4th was the command day of the year.
I did some research and discovered March 4th is the only day of the year that can be considered a sentence—March forth. I also discovered there were other folks like Kenneth’s mother who thought of the day as a command day.
A few folks use March 4th as a day to begin a new project or goal while others use it as a nudge to finish a project that has been hanging over them for way too long.
Last year I listed the things our family would be marching forth to complete.
- The Deer Hunter will march forth to work where he will begin the installation of a new metal building.
- Chatter will march forth to work for most of the day and then give a guitar lesson to a nice young lady in Hayesville.
- Chitter will march forth to her workbench in the basement to work on her latest jewelry design.
- I will march forth to work on various things for the Folk School including filming an upcoming Morningsong.
Here’s what we will be marching forth to complete this year.
- The girls will march forth to pick up groceries for me.
- Upon returning with the groceries, Chatter will march forth to run wedding errands.
- Chitter will march forth to work in her shop.
- The Deer Hunter and I will march forth to the gardens where we will clean off beds and add a layer of compost.
Comparing last year’s list with this year’s list makes me very thankful that I won’t be marching forth to work for someone else. It also gives me a bittersweet feeling when I think of the wedding errands and realize this is the last March forth (fourth) Chatter will be living at home.
I hope you’ll leave a comment and let me know what you will be doing on this March forth day.
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