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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 03, 2022
“Mother Nature apologizes for the late arrival of Spring…”

"Mother Nature apologizes for the lateness of Spring. Father Time was driving and refused to stop and ask for directions” is a jocular saying (popular on cold days in April and May) that has been printed on many images.

“Mother Nature apologizes for the lateness of Spring, but Father Time was driving and refused to stop an ask for directions!” was posted on Twitter by Tim Young on April 4, 2018. “MOTHER NATURE apologizes for the late arrival of SPRING. FATHER TIME was driving and refused to STOP and ASK for directions” was posted on Twitter by Rio Soul on April 13, 2018. The saying was popularized by Tim Young—the Facebook post at the same time had 129,000 shares—but the slightly changed form of the saying is usually used.


Facebook
Tim Young
April 4, 2018 at 1:09 PM ·
Mother Nature apologizes for the lateness of Spring, but Father Time was driving and refused to stop an ask for directions!

Twitter
Tim Young
@timoh313_tim
Mother Nature apologizes for the lateness of Spring, but Father Time was driving and refused to stop an ask for directions!
1:09 PM · Apr 4, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
Shirley Buchanan
@Shirleyccr
Mother Nature apologizes for the lateness of Spring, but Father Time was driving and refused to stop an ask for directions!
9:20 PM · Apr 9, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rio Soul
@RioSoulVergini
MOTHER NATURE apologizes for the late arrival of SPRING.
FATHER TIME was driving and refused to STOP and ASK
for directions
10:58 PM · Apr 13, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
Val
@valpanna
Mother Nature apologises for the late arrival of Spring.
Father Time was driving, and refused to stop and ask for directions.
4:57 AM · Apr 14, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ciminos Little Italy
@ciminosalvo
Mother Nature Apologizes For The Late Arrival Of Spring...Father Time Was Driving And Refused To Stop And Ask For Directions!
5:18 AM · Apr 14, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
Kevin Farley
@Imkevinfarley
Mother Nature apologizes for the late arrival of summer in some parts of the country. Father Time was driving and refused to stop and ask for directions.  #SaturdayMorning
3:16 PM · Jun 1, 2019·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Thoughts On Mom
@ThoughtsOnMom1
Mother Nature apologizes for the late arrival of Spring.
Father Time was driving and refused to stop and ask for directions.
#thoughtsonmom #momlife #driving #father #mother #directions #dadjokes #family #spring #sahmlife
7:33 PM · Apr 13, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
MOTHER NATURE APOLOGIZES FOR THE LATE ARRIVAL OF SPRING.
FATHER TIME WAS DRIVING AND REFUSED TO STOP AND ASK FOR DIRECTIONS!
6:38 PM · May 3, 2022·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Tuesday, May 03, 2022 • Permalink