Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow Day


I Love Snow

Last night we had a heavy snow in Philadelphia.  Not exactly a blizzard, but a swirling, twirling profusion of soft wintry white covering and transforming everything familiar and mundane into a snug pristine blanket of snow up to a foot or more deep.

I love the snow.  

Memories of wonderful times past ...

A 1950's style blizzard, must be two feet if it's an inch ... school closings on the radio ... All Lower Merion schools closed for at least for two days .... Hurray!!! ....Cream of Wheat for breakfast, then bundled up like the kid in A Christmas Story and out for sledding ...  watch out for that tree! ... now that's what I call a fort; got you! ... "in the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is Rabbi Brownstein"...  tired but exhilarated ... ruddy faced too ... how about some hot cocoa?... and butter cookies right out of the oven! ...   Gee, I love the snow!

Thirty some years later ... this is what we call "snow," Brian and Brandon! ... "Wow, Daddy!"  ... and all over again.



This morning I had to shovel myself  out from under snug pristine blanket of snow up to a foot or more deep. 

I hate the fucking snow.

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9 comments:

Adam Ickes said...

I still like the snow, even with all the shoveling. It's the cold I'd rather do without.

Perry Block said...

In that case, I have one thing to say to you, Adam Ickes:

....snow ... snow ... snow ... SNOW... SNOW!

Carrie Rubin said...

It's no better here in Ohio. Snow AND cold. My space heater has become my new best friend. But we had a beautiful fall, which is one of the reasons I love it here, so I suppose I better suck it up. Of course, that's easy to say since I don't have to shovel. I have teenage boys and a snow-blower. Teen snow removal. What's not to love?...

Perry Block said...

I actually do still like the snow. That's because there is something magical about snow when it's falling, especially at night. I love to walk in it. The only problem is I always get mugged and frequently beaten to within an inch of my life since there's no one else around to help me. I'm usually left in a big bank of snow until morning when the snow removal trucks find me with hypothermia. But the falling snow is magical and that makes it totally worth it. (Note: please send your teenagers over here next snowfall.)

Carrie Rubin said...

So, I imagine you've lost most of your digits from frostbite then, hmm? Well, as long as you can still tweet, all is well.

Perry Block said...

That's right, Carrie. Unfortunately it's three digits I lost. Yeah, that doesn't inhibit me from tweeting at all but it does provide further incentive for whining.

Thanks for posting another comment to bolster my total. I'm only 257 behind you now!

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