Thursday, December 16, 2010

White Christmas Dreams

Microsoft needs to not send so many updates at one time to my computer. Overload, changing settings, all in all, frustration filled my morning. Since I have vented, I will continue.

'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow'. We can sing all we want, but it's not looking like snow for  Oregon....again this year. The first few years we lived in Oregon, we rarely saw snow. We didn't even have a lot of rain. Having moved from Wisconsin with a dependable white Christmas, this was a bit disappointing.

We didn't have much snow through the '80s. Even a skiff of snow brought out the rare sled and cardboard boxes. Anywhere there was even a small rise on the street, the kids were there. We lived on a steep hill. James and Stacey loved it the winter the big snow.
1980's

Snow. It goes with Santa, right? Well, unless you live in the south.

We sold our snow shovel when we came out west along with the snow suits and heavy boots. We didn't need them. They did no good on black ice which is a winter hazard here. Skiers are pretty well suited for the random snow falls that happen to make their way to the lower elevations.

I wonder if children still snow on the hill at the farm. I'd give anything to sled there just one more time. We may not have the snow in Oregon, but Neff Road is white.

Not much of a blog, but sitting here in 45 degree weather makes me long for other days.

'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know..."

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