I have heard the term used before and it usually is used to refer to a woman whose husband was always fishing, hunting or golfing.
I decided to Google the term and this is what I found. And it may shock you as it did me.
Grass Widow: noun A woman whose husband is away often or for a prolonged period.
A woman who is divorced or separated from her husband.
An abandoned mistress.
The mother of a child born out of wedlock.
The earliest recorded sense of the word (1528) was "an unmarried woman who has lived with one or more men".
WOW! I had no idea that it had other meanings like this and I hope I didn't offend anyone.
I guess if Royal Albert China can use the term that it must be in the nicest sense of the definition. Right?
So, there you go. A little history on the term 'grass widow'.
Canada geese and ducks on the flooded intervale.
On another note, the spring peepers (baby frogs) are singing every night
in the unfrozen ponds. I love the sound and can't wait until it's warm enough
to leave the bedroom window open at night and listen to them as I go to sleep.
We are in day 2 of a four day stretch of rainy weather. The old saying "April showers bring May flowers" will definitely be true and I really hope May's weather is better than April's!
I'll be back tomorrow with a post about a very large animal. Have I got you wondering? Please come back and see.