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    owl in snow.jpg Yes that's me tonight with about 12" of snow on the ground and it is still snowing. All this snow is a hazard for me as I walk with a cane and canes slip a lot when the rubber tip gets wet.

    There was a time when snow was a big treat, that was when I was a kid back in Brooklyn. We used to build snow forts on opposite sides of the street and have snow ball fights, put some cardboard boxes inside our forts so we didn't have to sit or kneel on the snow or ice. Once we thought we could camp out overnight in our fort but our parent's made us come indoors for the night. Silly kids we would have frozen our backsides off. Nowadays we are all grown up and snow creates problems for us but when we were younger snow meant fun for us, school closed, building snowmen, going sledding and snowball fights. What fun thing do you remember you doing in the snow when you were a kid?
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    I'm not sure I want to confess to this, but myself and my older brother took the garden hose and stretched it out to the street where we could let it run and then it would freeze so we could ice skate. My dad was quite mad over this. Especially because he was the mayor of our small town and many people called to complain about the street.
    Nancy

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      My dad would hook up an old truck hood to the tractor and pull us around the field. I also remember many times when my dad would blade the roads using the Farmhall H so the bus could get through to pick us and the neighbor children up for school. The tractor of course did not have a cab so it was a cold job.

      We have had some snow this year but I would not mind having a lot more. Last year there was only one time of a lot of snow and I was majorly sick in bed so the children could not go out. I don't mind the snow, it is the bitter cold that I don't like. Snow gives me a chance to stay home and sew.

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        Growing up in the Portland Oregon suburbs, we never got much snow... if we had an inch or two fall, it meant a snow day from school...they would always cancel school because no one knew how to drive in the stuff and there would be accidents everywhere! We would have to drive up to Mt. Hood to find enough snow to play in and then tube or sled down the hills. My husband thinks that is just so crazy because he grew up in Eastern Idaho where they would have snow drifts as tall as their house... the only time they ever cancelled school was when the temp would dip less than 20 below! Yikes!!

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          I grew up in central NJ. Snow days out of school were the best. We would get bundled up and make snowman. When we were tired and cold, my mom would have hot chocolate ready for us. We would get all dried up and then warmed by our drink. I continued that tradition when my kids came along.

          But I really hared cold weather, so when the opportunity came, I moved to Orlando. That was 18 years ago. Best decision ever!
          Karen
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            I have no snow memories. The closest I can come to that was when people here used to turn on the sprinklers overnight when it was going to freeze to keep the oranges from freezing on the trees. There would be beautiful icicles hanging all over the tree in the morning. When I was a teenager we were in Montana in July and it had snowed three days earlier. We had a snowball fight, well, it was really an iceball fight.

            The only time in my life when we had real snow (2 INCHES!!!) in Tampa was my first year in college - Jan 1978. I was in Ft Lauderdale. My phone rang about 6 am and I hear "It's snowing!! It's snowing!!! My Mom was sooo excited - she was a native Floridian too and had only seen the same "snow" that I had.
            Donna

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              Lots of snow meant bundling up and getting outside to play, snowball fights and snow angels were the best! The snow would be up to our knees and we would build snowmen, the bigger the better.
              Now I think while I was having fun my mother had a constant mess with boots, wet gloves, snow pants, and wet jackets to contend with.
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                Growing up the S.F. bay area we did not have snow. But every year for our birthday Mom and Dad would take us were ever we want to go. In reason of course. I always wanted to go and play in the snow so we would go up around Truckee and Reno and get to play in the snow up around Donners Summit.

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                  When it would snow, which really is not often here in Western Washington, my dad would always play a game called fox and goose with us. We had a large side yard and would make a large circle in the snow with an 'X'. One person would be 'it' and you had to stay on the track and run from whomever the fox was. If you got caught, you were then 'it'.

                  I can remember clearly in 1972, Groundhogs Day. My sister was pregnant and due with a child on that day. It snowed and blew the night before and we were in blizzard conditions. To this day, I am glad my parents lived in the house next to the corner because we had to dig the car out of the driveway (in back of the house), down the alley, then down the side street which they do not plow, out to the main street in front of the house just in case she went into labor. As luck would have it, he was not born until the 10th when the snow was long gone!
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