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   Posted 12/27/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It's snowing where I am, so I thought I would make a topic about snow. Most of us probably don't like that snow much anymore. But, when we were kids, most, if not all, of us loved to play in the snow. So here's my question: What is one of your favorite childhood snow memories?

One of my favorite snow memories is when I was at my grandma's house and I went out to play in the snow. The snow was perfect for packing, and there was a three or four foot drift in the yard that you could actually walk on. I made tunnels in that snow drift, and I made myself a snowy home. I even had some pots and pans and other little things that my grandma let me use.

I have another snow memory. It wasn't funny at the time, but it is now. We were sledding once, and as I was climbing up the hill, my dad pushed my friend Clayton down the hill. I had turned around to see what my sister was saying, so I didn't see the sled coming. I was knocked off my feet and flipped over the sled and into the snow. We have it on video somewhere, and I always laugh when I see it. I think it could win on America's Funniest Home Videos. But I have never submitted it. Anyways. That's all. Now I want to hear from all of you.
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   Posted 12/27/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was a child, we lived in an old farmhouse that sat on a 2 1/2 acre hill.  It was on a dead end street, too.  We would invite all of the neighbors over and go sledding.  Dad had spotlights shining down the hill so we could sled at night.  Mom would make a kettle of hot chocolate and would buy donuts for everyone. 
Everyone had a Red Ryder sled and they had just come out with those disk sleds.  But, they were made of metal and your rear end would be freezing using them.  But it was fun because we would have someone give us a "spin" and we would spin all the way down the hill. 
This brought back fun memories.  Thanks!
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   Posted 12/27/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My favorite is of gigantic snow drifts that we could tunnel in, too. We made little snow chairs and tables in them. Thanks, Sassy
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   Posted 12/27/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have several memories of the snow when I was a child. I will share a couple.
The last day of school before Christmas vacation when I was in 6th grade, it started to snow about 2hrs before we left for home. I had to bring my brief case home loaded w/ ALL my books as we were going to have mid-terms when we returned in Jan. I had my lunch box, I had the tissue paper wreath we made, the heavy cutting board we had to burn and paint and an apron I made for my mother. And only 2 arms! I had loafers on and bare legs hanging out. The snow came down very heavy and my bus dropped me off 3 blocks from my street. I was wet, cold, tired and my arms were burning from the 'junk' I had to carry. (Had FMS then, just didn't know it) I couldn't wait to get into the warm house. As I turned onto my street, I looked up and saw this massive oak tree in the neighbors yd. The snow was sitting on the branches and it was so beautiful, I had to stop and just take it all in. I forgot about the cold and the wet, just mesmerized by that beautiful view.
In Dec, 1963 we had a snow storm the Sunday that they would play 'The Wizard of Oz', about a wk and a half before Christmas. We were so excited about the movie coming on, and on top of that it SNOWED. We had a sled and my father took my sister and me out for a marvelous trek while the snow was coming down. We were out for about 2 hrs, and it was grand. This was just wks after JFK was assassinated and we were all so sad, it seemed like such a happy moment in an otherwise sad time in history.
I will save my other 'snow' memories for another time.  Good topic, Sassy!
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 12/27/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine is also about sledding. We were poor and didn't have taboggans so we used car hoods from the
lot cars. Unfortunately there was no way to control speed or direction. Many times we ended up in
the trees.

Another is the blizzard of 66. My sister was about a year old then and the drifts were huge.
My Dad got snowed in Oswego for 3 days until someone was able to bring him home on a

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   Posted 12/28/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Great topic, Sassy :)

My favorite snow memory was going thru the Blizzard of '78 in Rhode Island, when I was 10. All of New England was hit by this massive supercell of blizzard, and everyone was caught completely by surprise. My yard had five feet of snow! No school for at least a week, maybe more. We played in the snow for the first day or so but then got too cold because we had electric heat, and had to warm up by the oven, because we lost power for at least five days. But we did OK. My Dad was stuck at work near the airport for five days. My Mom was stuck at work at a hospital for four days. My older sister got out the camping gear and we put up the tent in our living room, used a lantern and candles, our sleeping bags, and cooked on the Coleman camp stove. My favorite memory was hearing a snowmobile pull up to the house (the first one I had ever seen), and my Mom jump off the back of this guy's sled like he was taking her home from a date! She had on someone's big green galoshes and her white nurse's uniform, and she was smiling as white as the snow. Her face was red from the 20mile ride but I will always remember her face because it looked like she had had as much a blast during the surprise storm as her kids did.

Post Edited (Littleneck) : 12/28/2009 3:47:05 AM (GMT-7)

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