February 25, 2007
The Greatest Snow Day Ever?
Posted by Gordon Smith

I think that's how my children will remember the Blizzard of 2007. Church was cancelled, and Mother Nature created a six-foot snow drift beside our garage. Two of my children spotted an opportunity.

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My wife later helped the children build "Snowhenge," a supernatural monument, which doubled as a resting place.

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We don't own a snow blower, so we clear our driveway the old fashioned way.

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My oldest son shoveled the driveway three times in 24 hours. That pile of snow is mostly his work.

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Of course, he had a bit of help from his old man.

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At the end of the day, after spending about ten hours in the snow, two of my children discovered a 15-foot luge course on one of the drifts, which they attacked heartily on their backs without a sled. For a child, it doesn't get much better than this.

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1. Posted by Jake on February 26, 2007 @ 20:22 | Permalink

Marvelous. Reminds me of growing up in St. Paul. Shoveling out the driveway for my old man was a chore, but we made plenty of time for this sort of fun in the process.

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