Spring Speech 2024

Delivered by Aaron Minor at Duck Day.

Early Spring Speech

Hear ye! Hear ye!
Scramble has decreed
On this day, the 2nd of February:
“No shadow do I see.”

From this moment forward,
We jump with exuberant glee.
Knowing from winter, this season of dread,
We will soon be free.

Scramble has fully spoken,
My friend, there is no turning back.
Spring is near, and will soon be here,
So, open your windows a crack.

Take heart you cold and weary
Says Scramble: “Good news!
Alas, there springs forth hope
Soon, an end to winter blues.

“You may not understand me,
For I only speak fluent ‘Duck.’
But trust me when I tell you,
We are in for some good luck.

As the mercury slowly rises,
Remember my words this morning.
No groundhog could prophesy,
These declarations and forewarnings.

So mark my words, dear Eastford:
Warmth is on the way.
An early spring — a gift to you,
No shadow! Happy day!”