February 7, 2012
Helen and Bob Hughes are offering Country Western Dance Lessons every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. The course includes six class lesson sessions plus two dances.
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February, second month of the year, is like a small child going through the stage known as the terrible twos. February can be so winsome — it charms the birds into singing spring songs. Beware, though, when it throws a temper tantrum. February’s storms can be fierce. North America’s largest single storm snowfall of 189 inches occurred Feb. 19, 1959 at Mt. Shasta, Calif. Payson’s record snowfall of almost 50 inches occurred in the month of December many years ago — OK, any longtime Paysonites who remember the exact date, please e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. So far this year we have a shortage of snowfall, but be careful what you wish for. There’s still time for a blizzard or two. Leap Year gives us an extra day this month and according to ancient custom that day may be used by “mayden lady to bespoke ye man she likes …”. Should he refuse her proposal, he was liable to a hefty fine, or, in some cases, to compensate the rejected “mayden” with a new dress of pure silk.