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November's the worst

a person walking down a street holding an umbrella in the rain

I hate November. I’m glad it’s over. I even remember being cold as a kid in Sarnia. I guess I dressed warmer in the “real winter months.”

March also sucks with similar cutting winds and grey skies and leafless trees. There is little clean snow to blanket the ugly.

But March wins over November with March Break and coming out of winter. January is a close third in miserable months but it has a holiday and downhill and cross-country skiing and skating and hot tubs outside.

February is appropriately short, sunny and has no mosquitoes. Valentine’s Day and Family Day are great.

April is spring and has two holidays with Easter. Why can’t we lend one to poor November with its sad Remembrance Day?

When I was working full-time as a GP I always took November 11 off. I went to the Cenotaph at 11 a.m. and then read by the wood fire in my living room all afternoon.

May is beautiful with May two-four and cottage openings . . . June has no holiday, but who cares, with school out and summer starting.

May is beautiful with May two-four and cottage openings.

June has no holiday, but who cares with school out and summer starting. July is the best, not just because it’s Canada’s and my birthday. It also has 31 hot, long days. Every day is a holiday.

August is a close second and has Civic holiday. September is equally hot and has Labour Day and corn on the cob and beefsteak tomatoes. One slice covers an entire piece of bread.

October is warm with cool nights and beautiful leaves and Thanksgiving. And boy, as Canadians do we ever have a lot to be thankful for.

Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain, as Guns n’ Roses sang. YouTube it, it will make you feel happy in a sad way.

Goodbye November, and welcome December. It may be dark and cold, but at least it has sparkling lights, family get-togethers and two days off.

How do you survive the dark, cold days of this time of year? Email me at [email protected] or leave a comment below.

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