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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

An unexpected winter storm

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

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Arkansas was recently hit with an unexpected winter storm. It reminded me of the one that arrived last year on Christmas Day; we had more than a foot of snow then at our house!

There are only a few children on the street where we now live—not like it was 10 or 15 years ago. Once upon a time, snowflakes meant snowmen in the our front yard, boys and girls having snowball fights, and sleds soaring down the hill.

Those days there was hot chocolate ... wet shoes and mittens and hats everywhere ... and, of course, lots of pictures! (Can you relate?)

As I watched flakes of snow fall and ice accumulate on the trees last weekend, I wondered if our nearby grands were having fun.

Last year they made not only a snow man, but also a snow woman, and a snow child. Picturing their snow family, I can't help but smile and imagine the wet shoes and mittens and hats in their house ... the hot chocolate ... and pictures—lots of pictures.

Have you had a recent winter storm at your house? How did you capture the memories?

Have a great week,
Mary
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary, we are on the same page. The neighbor children didn’t sled on my hill when it snowed, as they usually do. - Rita

Sharon Ball said...

Oh my gosh, snow in Arkansaw! This weather is crazy! I sure miss making snowmen, though. Sigh...

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Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks for your comments. Yes, Sharon, we had about 7 inches of snow and my office was even closed for two days. Glad that Pops and I don't live in the Northeast. They are sure making snow memories. :)

Karen Jordan said...

No snowball fights in the Village either! In fact, I was the only one slipping and sliding down the street after the snow--taking pictures. Well, there was one brave man shoveling snow off of his steep driveway. I bet my new neighbors think I'm crazy--oh, well!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

I saw the pictures on your blog, Karen, of the beautiful horses in the snow. They were great!

Wasn't it good to see warm temperatures and sunshine today in Arkansas!

Anonymous said...

We Love the snow! We didn’t sled down the hill but sure had the hot chocolate and watched the
antics of birds, squirrels and walkers with red sweater’d dogs.
-- Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, good to hear from you. Sounds like you had a great time watching all of the "magic" of a few snow-filled days! - Mary