With trophy in hand, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft, along with his sons Josh Kraft and Dan Kraft, are exuberant in the Super Bowl LIII victory during Tuesday’s rolling rally in the Back Bay. Meanwhile, Defensive Lineman Trey Flowers gives a parting kiss to the Super Bowl LIII trophy as players descend on City Hall Plaza in Boston.
Spring has sprung,
The grass is riz.
I wonder where,
The flowers is?
Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one.
This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us in the past two weeks, thoughts of spring no doubt are dancing in all of our heads as we look to put the recent rough patch of late winter storms behind us.
But being the longtime (and long-suffering) New Englanders that we are, we know that spring is merely an illusion in our sliver of the world.
The weather can be sunny with temperatures in the 60s in the vicinity of Route 128, but for those of us closer to the ocean, we may as well be in another climatic zone altogether. Onshore breezes that blow off the ocean waters, where temperatures still are near-freezing, offset the warm air by at least 10 degrees and the wind itself makes us feel even chillier.
To be sure, there may be a day here or there when the ocean-effect will be of no consequence because the wind will be blowing offshore. On those glorious occasions, we will bask in the warmth of a sunny, 70-degree day. But days such as those, always too few and far between, will be only a tease.
The editor in one of our former sister publications, The Winthrop Visitor, put it succinctly when he wrote these words in 1888: “The season has arrived when Winter and Spring appear to strive for mastery. A day almost like June in its mildness is succeeded by weather that smacks of the Arctic regions, and poor human again assumes his furs and his warmest garments.”
Yes, we can hope for the arrival of an early spring season. But we know from experience that spring truly will not arrive for us for weeks to come.
Dedicated to home and family
Anna C. (DiMichele) Poli, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on November 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a short illness. She was 87 years old.
Born in Newton Upper Falls, the beloved daughter of the late Crescenzo and Angelina DiMichele, Anna grew up in East Boston, attended Boston public schools and graduated from East Boston High School. After school, she worked briefly outside of her home as a single lady and 62 years ago, she married Domenic Poli, together they raised their two sons, Mark and Dean in East Boston. She remained dedicated to home and family, enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, traveling and spending nearly 30 summers with family in Falmouth. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Domenic S. Poli and she was the devoted mother of Mark Poli and his wife, Priscilla of Quincy and Dean Poli and his wife, Judy of Melrose; dear sister of Ida DiMichele of East Boston and the late Daniel DiMichele; cherished grandmother of Domenic Poli and his wife, Jennifer of Greenfield and Nicholas Poli of Weymouth. Funeral and visitation will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, December 5 from 8. to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Quincy Public Schools Special Needs, 34 Coddington St., Quincy, MA 02169. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
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