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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

let it snow, let it snow

I'm going to post a small portion of a slice of life' story I wrote many years ago titled Adults don't like Snow

It was New Year’s Eve 1963. I stood at the picture window, my eleven-year-old heart pounding with excitement, and watched snow float silently to the ground. My brother and I whispered about all the great things we were going to do come morning. Things we had only read about or our northern-bred mother had told us about. Sledding, snow angels and snowball fights were first on our list. Little did we know that tomorrow we would discover a shocking aspect to adult behavior.

Northwest Alabama woke up to the amazing sight of 18 inches of snow covering the ground. As my brother and I squealed with delight at the new adventure before us, our parents looked out the window frowning.

*********** After reading that *****

Let your inner child free and enjoy whatever the Lord sends your way. Look at the beauty and sheer "adventure trigger" aspect.

Don't forget to give your dogs and cats water several times a day. If you just put out water in the morning or evening, that water is frozen solid in a matter of a few minutes and they can't drink it.

Feed them extra food because they are using energy to stay warm.

Word for today: adventure -- the encountering of risks; an exciting or remarkable experience

The snow covered world open doors to adventures the children had only read about in books.


Amy Jane said...

OH NO! why were they frowning? i can already predict who won the sonwball fight. haha. i wish we would get 18 inches thursday. checking on Wizard and his water every afternoon!

Crystal said...

It's supposed to snow in KY on Thursday too. I hope we get a day off of school... and I don't have to drive in it!

Adventure. I like it. Life is an adventure. :)

acvollers said...

Good grief, 18 inches?? I don't think I've ever seen that much snow in person in my whole life. I hope you had some great snowball fights! (and hope you're keeping warm today)