You can tell it's springtime because the number of obits in the paper right now is way down - probably because the weather has been so nice. It really is true! More people die in the winter than in the summer. On an average day in the winter, the paper will have between 45 and 60 obits. During the warm months, it's more like 25 to 35.
You can tell it's springtime because college baseball and trips to Omaha are popular topics of conversation. I haven't been to the new Alex Box Stadium yet but I do have many fond memories of the old one.
You can tell it's springtime because my black car is yellow, there's all kind of crap in the air and the yard crews have returned to their weekly visits.
You can tell it's springtime because the stores are stocked to the gills with Easter candy - Heavenly Hash and Goldbrick Eggs, yum, yum - and crawfish boils are back on everyone's schedule.
I love this time of year - all the signs of new beginnings, life changes and family gatherings. Happy Easter!