Spring in Iowa?

For just a moment I felt bad when I posted about Signs of Spring in California.

However, when I thought about it the realization came that I am giving hope to my friends who are having winter weather back in the Midwest.

Tonight I was looking through one of my Grandma’s Scrapbooks from 1961. I found a nice editorial cartoon that many Iowans will identify with this spring.

Spring in Iowa - Frank Andrea Miller - Editorial Cartoon - Iowa Spring - Des Moines Register


I really like this editorial cartoon by Frank Andrea Miller that my Grandma clipped from the Des Moines Register.

From this cartoon we can see that Spring was having trouble getting into the picture back in 1961.

I can really identify with the different images in the cartoon. The boots that Spring is wearing bring back memories of my black snow boots. I remember the clips that I had to fasten.

The way this cartoon is drawn is really cool. All the normal things that would be happening in spring are blowing away in the cold wind.

Golf clubs, a bird house, a tree ready to plant and a kite are all being blown away.

I decided to check and see what the weather was like back in 1961 in Des Moines.

1961 Snow Report - Des Moines, Iowa - weatherspark.com - Historical Weather


I was able to check out the Des Moines weather for 1961 by visiting Weatherspark.com.

As you can see in the illustration above, it was still snowing in mid-April. Spring definitely had a hard time making an appearance in 1961.

I am sure that a few of my readers will remember that spring. My Dad may have had to run at a few track meets in snowy, cold weather. I will have to ask him.

Just remember, spring is on the way. Only 17 more days till the First Day of Spring.


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1 Response to Spring in Iowa?

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    I don’t know about spring but that June was a good one, I arrived LOL

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