A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

Recent entries:
Bull Dyke or Bulldyker (dyke) (5/19)
“Thanks a melon” (thanks a million + melon) (5/19)
Buffalo: Electric City of the Future (nickname) (5/18)
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” (5/18)
“Ranch dressing is a blessing” (5/18)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from March 18, 2019
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn”

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn” is a seasonal saying that has been printed on many images. The saying is from an editorial in the New York (NY) Times on April 29, 1956, “April’s End,” which ends:

“So we come to the end of April, even a chilly April, with birdsong around us and some of spring’s color; and we feel the strengthening sun, we sense the opening buds, we know again that no winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.”

The editorial was reprinted in the book Sundial of the Seasons: A Selection of Outdoor Editorials from The New York Times (1964) by Hal Borland. Borland (1900-1978) probably wrote the Times editorial.

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn” is sometimes credited—falsely—as an “Amish proverb.”


Wikipedia: Hal Borland
Harold “Hal” Glen Borland (May 14, 1900 – February 22, 1978) was an American author, journalist and naturalist. In addition to writing many non-fiction and fiction books about the outdoors, he was a staff writer and editorialist for The New York Times.

29 April 1956, New York (NY) Times, “April’s End,” pg. 8E, cols. 3-4:
By April’s end there is no doubt of the season. Early or late, it is definitely spring, and no matter how dogged have been the frosts back in the hills, no matter how deliberate have been the early flowers, May is at hand and the grass is green and the buds are opening, leaf and petal. Robins sing, daylight lingers, and the world gets on with its vernal business.
(...)
So we come to the end of April, even a chilly April, with birdsong around us and some of spring’s color; and we feel the strengthening sun, we sense the opening buds, we know again that no winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.

Google Books
Sundial of the Seasons:
A Selection of Outdoor Editorials from The New York Times

By Hal Borland
Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott
1964
Pg. 49:
So we come to the end of April, even a chilly April, with birdsong around us and some of Spring’s color; and we feel the strengthening sun, we sense the opening buds, we know again that no Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.

Google Books
The Courage to Follow Your Dreams
By Ann Platz
Eugene, OR: Harvest House
2001
Pg. 80:
No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.
HAL BORLAND

Google Books
Amish Values for Your Family:
What We Can Learn from the Simple Life

By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell
2011
Pg. 99:
No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.
Amish Proverb.

Google Books
The One Year Book of Amish Peace:
Hearing God’s Voice in the Simple Things

By Tricia Goyer
Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
2013
Pg. 88:
No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn. PROVERB

Twitter
Saving Shepherd
@SavingShepherd
Today’s Truth -
“No #winter lasts forever.  No #spring skips its turn.”
#Amish #proverb
❤️
#time #perspective #quoteoftheday #photooftheday #towhee #bird #nature #wildlife #savingshepherd #birds #photography #naturelovers #quote #wildlifelovers #birdlovers #photograph #birding
8:23 PM - 20 Feb 2019

Twitter
The Happiest Posts
@TheHappiestPost
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~ Hal borland
12:33 AM - 18 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, March 18, 2019 • Permalink