“And wait, and wait.”

One of the great things about the classic movie, Casablanca, is the opening. A narrator with a wonderfully sonorous voice talks about refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe and making their way to Casablanca. Some, the fortunate ones, move on to neutral Portugal. “The others wait in Casablanca, and wait, and wait, and wait,” the narrator says.

I think of the line this cool, wet spring. Most area farmers can’t start planting until the weather starts to cooperate. There’s nothing to do but wait.

If you’ve never seen “Casablanca,” give it a shot. It has many strengths, including terrific actors and a fine story, and works on many levels. Best of all, it’s a lot of fun.

Which can’t be said for the cold, wet spring.

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