Why I Don’t Like Snow

A reminder of a snowy Indiana landscape.

A reminder of a snowy Indiana landscape.

Yesterday I talked about Betsy’s love of snow.  She even left a comment saying she wanted more!!

I admitted that I don’t share her love of snow, and the picture above shows why (That’s my Dad’s car).  I grew up in northern Indiana, and one thing we didn’t lack was snow!  We lived out in the country most of that time and the snow (especially the drifts) could be quite high.  If you’ve ever been to northern Indiana you know that it’s flat with nothing to stop the snow from accumulating.  I remember the highway department putting flags to mark the location of intersections, because once the snow got piled as high as it is in this picture, you couldn’t see other roads coming into your road!!

Although we lived in the country Dad worked in the city, so I also have memories of getting up early on snowy mornings to start an old John Deere tractor so my brother and I could plow a path to the highway so Dad could get to work.  Such fun!?!

Yes, snow can be beautiful.  I just enjoy viewing snow in pictures as I sit by a roaring fire!!!

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6 Responses to “Why I Don’t Like Snow”

  1. Carla Says:

    Wow! That’s an interesting photo.

    I don’t think I’d enjoy winter in the north. But I do love winter in Tennessee. I also love the snow!

  2. seniorhiker Says:

    I lived in the mid-west until 1972 and have had my fill of snow! Fortunately not every winter was as bad as the one in the picture!!

    I also love Tennessee winters, but one or two snows a year are enough for me.

  3. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: I’m over from Betsy’s blog. I guess she told you we have an early snowfall in NE Ohio. It looks like we will have a White Thanksgiving.
    It looks like that was an early 50’s car your Dad had at that time.

  4. seniorhiker Says:

    I lived in Lakewood, Ohio, for three years in the ’60s so I remember those northern Ohio snows.

    Dad doesn’t remember when the picture was taken — he thinks 1949 or 1950. But as he says “I’m 96 and sometimes don’t remember things like I should!”

  5. Leedra Says:

    I just had to come meet George, Betsy’s other half. Been strolling through your blog. Love the old car photo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Betsy.

  6. seniorhiker Says:

    I’m glad you stopped by — I hope you’ll come back!

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