By Sharon Parker
When my husband recently mentioned that a friend who winters in Arizona was coming home soon, I got to thinking about how spring is homecoming season here in the north. For not only will we see the return of birds and butterflies in the coming weeks, but also many of our friends and relatives who packed their bags and said, "We're outta here!" shortly after Christmas.
Of course, those winged creatures migrated south for their very survival—and our two-legged snowbirds will no doubt insist they left for the same reason.
While we who stayed behind and toughed it out will always enjoy our bragging rights, especially after surviving a prolonged visit from the polar vortex this winter (and aren't we especially glad that has finally gone home?), we really must admit that we missed them all and are looking forward to their return.
Even my in-laws who are still languishing in Florida. Wimps.