Posted by: morgan1965 | December 18, 2010

Snow Driven Thoughts

When I was growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, we seldom got any days off from school because of a snow storm. Many were the times that I would listen attentively to the radio announcer as he would read the list of morning school closings, both public and private. I was disappointed often, because the announcer would say, “the Wilmington Public Schools are open.” Now, that was a downer, freighted with disappointment. I wanted a day off from school, because of the snow storm.

It has been snowing this week in West Virginia, and many school districts have been forced to close their schools. The children are always glad to get a day off; and the teachers don’t seem to mind either, as long as they don’t have to make up days at the end of the school year.

Snow is really beautiful. It really is (as long as I don’t have to go out and drive in it). In this Christmas season, we have been receiving some beautiful Christmas cards with some wonderful snow scenes. I have always wondered how people who live in a warm climate, like Florida, feel about these snow scenes. I suppose that it gives them something to think about.

I heard that many offices in Nashville, Tennessee were closed for a couple of days this week, because of the snow. Nashville got a few inches of snow and the city was literally paralyzed apparently. They are not use to getting snow.

Snow, of course, is one way in which Mother Nature supplies the earth with water. The melting of snow in the spring supplies water to the mountain streams that feed the larger rivers.

It is really a lot of fun to play in the snow. That’s what school kids do when they have a day off because of the snow.

Driving in the snow, however, can be treacherous. It wouldn’t be so bad, perhaps, if drivers would slow down and drive with some commonsense restraint, and put some space between their car and the car in front of them.

Like I said before, I prefer to watch the snow from the comfort of an indoor perch. But life must go on. There is work to do, and places to go, and some snow to shovel in this winter season.

Well, it is cold outside and there is snow on the ground and in the driveway. Let’s have a cup of hot chocolate. Hot chocolate goes with snow; doesn’t it?

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