September 1, 2014

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A moment in the sun


By Mary Beth Weisnburger

A moment in the sun

If you live anywhere near where I live in northwest Ohio, you understand the significance of the calendar turning from February to March. The flipping of the page brings with it the promise of long-lost sunshine. For me, a pasty-white person of European descent, it’s a much-anticipated event.

According to the website, the number of sunny days per year in Ohio is dismally small. In fact, the number, on average, barely tops 70.  If you look at the month of February, Ohio gets a lousy four clear, sunny days. Four. Out of 28! And it wasn’t sunny here last year on February 29 so leap years are no help.