A work of fiction written by:
William A. Gardner
4612 Miramar Drive NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
All of the characters in this book are fictitious and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Northern Iowa is really an extension of Minnesota. It has folks of Norwegian and Swedish descent by the thousands. They’re mostly Lutherans, but not very heavy into religion. Many of them have inherited SAD, seasonal affective disorder, which leads to a life of alcoholism at worst or just simply a rapid satiation with winter at best. It is no small wonder that they celebrate spring as robustly as they do. Like in Camelot, it’s a time for kissing girls, any girls; it’s a time for Valentines and Maybaskets, and crocus, and tulips, and especially lilacs. It’s a time to finally put away the scarf and galoshes.