Earlier today the sky was a cornicopia of somber
colors foretelling a winter storm. Listening to the
talking heads we are told to expect between 4-7
inches of the white fluffy stuff tonight.
Our Festival of Trees Parade has been cancelled
for the first time in 24 years and the temperatures
will be in the basement. Wind chills well below
zero are predicted by morning. And I’m loving it.
The only real downside is that people forget how
to drive during and after the first snowfall. Some
seem to be in a race to see how fast they can get
from point A to point B with no thought of how
they’re going to stop should something unexpected
If one is a seasoned driver the only real problem
will be watching for other cars careering off of
parked cars, bouncing off curbs, or going too fast
for conditions. It is fun to watch though.
The first snow is also a reminder that the
holidays are just around the corner. Thanksgiving
will be here soon and Christmas not too long after
that. Then the new year arrives with the promise of
more adventures. What’s not to like.
Old car lovers have their pride and joy tucked
away until the spring and most others have their
cars checked, serviced, and ready. Snowblowers have
been tuned up and snow shovels are disappearing
from store shelves about as fast as salt.
And the closer we get to the holidays, the more
smiles you see caught between the rosy cheeks of
those you meet. So I’m going to enjoy the snow here
on the east coast of Iowa. Hope you have a great
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