Thursday, January 15, 2009

I know it isn't as cold here as it is in other parts of the U.S. but anyway you look at it, 3 nights and 2 days below freezing isn't great on the toes. Mine are like popsicles! I noticed some ice around a pond I drove by today and was reminded of when I was a kid.

When it snowed and the pond froze over there was no school which made us all happy (maybe not Mom so much) and we bundled up as warm as we could to head out to play. My brothers had found an old car in the woods that had been abandoned long ago so they took the hood off of it and flipped it upside down and there was room for all 6 of us on there. I don't know what the model was but it was one that had the curved front so we aimed the curve down the hill and we zipped down it in our makeshift sled which would spin around and around once we reached the iced over pond. It was great!

When we had played until we were too cold to stay out any longer we would head back into the warm kitchen. Mom would run tepid water for us to warm up our hands with. I so wanted it to be good, hot water but Mom knew that wouldn't be good on our frozen little fingers. I guess I need to go find some tepid water for my toes. . .

3 comments:

Mike and Wendy said...

Fun story! I don't think I've heard that one!

elaine said...

Remember that old rusty brown car in the woods on the way to the river? That's where the hood went.

The Wheeler 5 said...

that is a great story! thanks for sharing it with us. what a fun mom nin was!