I Miss Snow

Written by dad - 2 Comments

I grew up in the Great White North, where snow is a major part of life. Sure, it could be a pain in the butt once you reached adulthood, but as a kid it was pretty much pure fun. And even as an adult, it provided instant urban renewal — an inch or two of the white stuff and you were living in a Winter Wonderland.

But now we live much further south, and snow is an extreme rarity. While I don’t miss shoveling it, and I don’t miss driving in it, I do miss having it around. I have such fond memories of playing in it as a kid, and I really wish that it wasn’t so foreign to our kids. Sure, they sometimes get it when we travel in the winter, but it just isn’t the same when all of the Christmas lights in your neighborhood are bracketed by brown grass rather than snowbanks.

Of course, if we were to move back to snow country, I’d probably grow tired of it very quickly. But, for now, I miss snow.

Published on December 18th, 2007 - 2 Comments
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  1. We’ve gotten about 2 feet of snow so far this year. On Sunday, I spent about 3 hours listening to the football game from a small radio in my jacket pocket while I shoveled the snow into the road so that the plows could distribute it over my lawn for me. Then I had another hour yesterday morning before the sun came up so that my wife could get to her law school exam on time.

    I love snow too, but it can be a lot of work sometimes. On a positive note, running the trails in the snow is a lot of fun (if also a lot more work…)

    Comment by Blaine Moore — Dec 18th 2007 @ 2:13 pm
  2. I have mixed feelings about snow. . . I think it builds character, but by the end of January, I have built all the character I need to get through the “soft” summer months.

    I awakened to a huge ice dam that fell off my porch roof last night. Fortunately it did not cause too much damage, but moving about 200 lb. of ice while wearing dress clothes was not the greatest experience in the world. . .

    Comment by rocketc — Dec 27th 2007 @ 12:43 pm

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