Thursday, December 13, 2012
What memories do you have of snow?
It snowed last night. It was so pretty this morning I had to go out and take pictures. Here are some of them:
This is actually quite a bit of snow for our town. The roads were just wet by the time I went outside to take these pictures. The snow may be pretty much gone by the end of the day, but for right now it is so pretty.
I grew up in an area where we got quite a bit of snow. At school we would play Fox and Geese which was a form of tag played with paths made in the snow. Living on a farm we didn't have sidewalks, but when it snowed we had to shovel a path to the chicken coops and corrals and out to the road so we could catch the bus and get the mail from the mail box. There were plenty of areas on our farm where you could lay down in the snow and move your arms and legs up and down and make a snow angel. Snow could mean fun, but it wasn't fun the day I got caught in a snowdrift while driving and ended up off the road. When I was living in a dorm while at college, the first snowstorm brought a lot of excitement. Christmas music was playing on the radio and we baked cookies. My children loved the snow. They liked to play in it and to make snowmen. I didn't mind shoveling the snow off the sidewalk most of the time unless there was a layer of ice under the snow, but too much snow was difficult to deal with. The winter after Mt. Saint Helens had erupted brought lots of snow. The city plowed the streets, but since my car was parked on the street it got buried. I had to dig out my car before I could go anywhere.
What do you remember about snow from your childhood? Did you get very much snow? Some places get no snow at all. If you didn't get snow, did you wish you would get snow? Did you get so much snow that you would be snowed in and school would be cancelled? Did you have to drive in snow? Did you have any accidents in the snow? Do you remember playing in the snow? How does snow make you feel? Do you get excited to see a snow storm or do you dread it. Recording your feelings about snow and stories about your experiences with it can add a lot to your story.