Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Today is a Snow Day...at least poetically!

Growing up in Eastern Ohio in the 1950s, it snowed in the winter, sometimes heavily. We had "snow days" when it snowed a great deal. School was cancelled because the buses couldn't pick up the rural kids.

Snow days were unexpected gifts. We went sledding, built snow forts, had snowball fights, and longed for a hot bowl of soup and a toasted cheese sandwich for lunch before returning to our winter wonderland playground.

It looked like this...

13 comments:

GEL said...

Your post elicits fond memories. I grew up farther north than I live now and remember very deep snow.
We do have snow days where I now live because our area is not equipped to handle more than 2" of snow. I love the pristine beauty of fresh and the silence before the kids wake. For me, hot chocolate is part of the ritual after playing in the snow (or shoveling.)

Don Iannone said...

Gel...thanks. All fond memories you mention, and yes to hot chocolate!

Pat Paulk said...

I think as I've mentioned before I lived 3 (long) years in your neck of the woods, don't miss the snow, but, it is beautiful in a photograph.

Dan said...

I re-member.

trinitystar said...

awwwwwwwwwwwh picture postcard.
Some love it ... some hate it.
I kind of like snowfall ... it has a strange silence about it.
:o)

trinitystar said...

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photos/photos.htm

This a great site for beautiful photographs of unique snowflakes.

polona said...

i have mixed feelings about snow. i love the quiet of the falling snow... the romantic, almost mystical feel it creates... but HATE the day after...
besides, snow is associated with cold and i don't stand cold very well... especially after getting stuck in snowdrifts for about 20 hrs...

Anonymous said...

Nice picture! I too long for the days of snow and plodding in the midwest but fear it is all for naught in the warming period of post-industrial result.
Peace

Anonymous said...

Nice picture! I too long for the days of snow and plodding in the midwest but fear it is all for naught in the warming period of post-industrial result.
Peace

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that. Guess thats why they call it "beta".

Kathleen said...

ahh... yes..! like Dan says...
"I re-member!"

Northern New York is the same in the Winter... and snow days were gifts from the Gods... (snow Gods, I suppose...:)

My favorite soup to go with the toasted cheese sandwiches.. was cream of tomato... ahhh.. that was the best! :)

Thanks Don... for the memories...

Don Iannone said...

Thanks all for your comments and for sharing your stories and yourselves. Yes, these are great memories, and they are very much alive inside us, as all things are that we love. My blessings!

Don Iannone said...

Trinitystar...thanks for the website...amazing snowflakes!

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