Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside


The temps are freezing and there has been snow off and on for a few days. This was the first of this round of snow. I have been staying in all week-end. Resting and shaking this little bug. I am fine, really.
I was thinking back when I was a little girl and going to school in the winter. We were only allowed to wear dresses. I had to wear leggings, not the cute kind, and take them off when we got to school. Of course, our boots also had to be taken off and we had to put on our saddle shoes.
So funny, the other day one of my school agers asked me "just" how old I was. I told him. He looked like he was going to pass out. I guess it really sounded ancient to him since he is 7. I wanted to say, I was your age once upon a time. He wouldn't have understood that I am sure.
Along with this sweet old age, comes alot of memories as well.
I remember driving to work on the country roads when I was just 16. There was alot of snow. I went off the road into a ditch. I actually thought I could push my car out......that wasn't happening.
A nearby framer brought his tractor to me and pulled my car out. That's the kind of things that people did then. We all helped each other. Living in a small community we all knew each other. I still live in a small community but in a different part of the state. We still help each other when we need to. I love that about a small town. I have no desire to move to a bigger city and lose that. I also remember when I was a child there was always snow on the ground. We would all take off for the day and go sledding. I remember walking quite a distance. We would be gone for hours. I never remember being cold.
I do love this season. I love the snow.....not the slippery roads but the rest of the winter. I hope that you are all warm and COZY today and just taking time to rest.

15 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Glad that you are feeliong better. I also HAD to wear dresses to school. I had to also wear snow pants as we walked to school..
Lucky kids today !
Deb

Jan said...

Ah, leggings! I,too, had some of those! And couldn't wear a pair or pants/jeans to school, either. How Victorian was THAT? I was about frozen by the time I got to High School. And it did snow more when I was growing up in Western NY state. We used to make snow caves and forts in the front yard. And ice skate in the woods or friends houses in the backyard. You made an ice rink and it stayed ALL WINTER!
My grandson thinks we're old....until we can beat him in a running race! He's eaten his words a few times!

Take care and stay warm,
Jan

Mumsy said...

I remember those kind of leggings. A farmer took in a lot of people one night in the 60's, me included. We were all stranded in a huge blizzard and he and his wife took us into their home and served us coffee and we all visited the night through almost until noon the next day when snow plows and tractors came to help get our cars moving. We have snow here today.

Glad you are feeling better. Stay warm and be well. Hugs

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for the memories...I remember the leggings too! Love that little snow man..so very cute! Stay warm and cozy too! ;D

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

WOW and to think that I hadn't remembered those dresses, leggings and saddle shoes. hahahah thanks for taking me back. And yes it sure is cold here in OHIO....

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing your memories.Me too on the dresses only and leggings and of course the galoshes.
I do love your little snowman!!

You get to feeling better..call me sometime this week.

Stay warm..hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Heather said...

I am glad to hear that you're feeling better. I grew up and currently live in Southern California, so no snow for me. I enjoyed reading your fond memories!

koralee said...

Thank you for visiting me the other day and leaving such a sweet comment....it has just gotten cold here as well and we got our first real snowfall....and loving it!!! You now stay cozy...happy monday to you. xoxoox

bj said...

O, wintertime is my favorite time of the year, too. I love the snow, not the ice, and I like staying in, in front of a nice fire, a good book or my laptop and a bucket of good DUNKIN DONUTS coffee. :))

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh, I would give anything to be in the snow right now. I agree...not the driving part...but cozied up by a fireplace watching it snow sounds so nice:) Glad you enjoy it. Stay safe and warm!
XOXOX

La said...

Burr....

Lisa said...

I love your little snowman. Is he available to buy from a person/site?

Jan said...

OHHHHHH, guess what was in MY mailbox today????? A thoughful and perfect present!

I LOVE everything! THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are the BEST and each & every one is wonderful! I'm jumping up and down with happiness.

HUGS a BUNCH,
Jan
xoxoxoxo

Genie said...

I it NOT just cold outside....it is FREEZING outside. It is so very cold here, but I was raised in Florida. Maybe that is the problem. I dread the electric bill this month.

French Hen Farm said...

what great memories! Made me think back to when I was younger. We too had to wear pants under our dresses! and walk to school. We would stay out all day and now I can barely run to my car! My kids have it so easy now! And in the summer we had to wear shorts under our dresses so we could hang on the monkey bars! Thanks for the memories.
Glad you are feeling better!
Stay warm!
Linda