Spring is Coming

Each winter, we find ourselves wondering when spring will arrive.  It will, as we are assured by this advertisement for the Barrett & Owens store from the March 9, 1905 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri):

Spring is Coming and the birds are singing in the trees to gladden our hearts with the thought of the prices we find at the large and complete line of spring goods at the cheapest prices heard of when quality is considered at the One Price to All Store.  Barrett & Owens, Yours for Business.  We will buy anything you have to sell.

From the March 9, 1905 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 5.