Posted by: Debra LaValley | February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011

The Simple Things in Life

The Simple Things in Life

New Hampshire is having one heck of a winter. The ground cover of snow is about 3 feet. The snowbanks tower even higher. This winter reminds me of the winters we had when I was young. My dad would pile the snow up in the back and make us a little “hill” to slide our silver saucers on. One winter, he made us a giant snow fort made with huge snowballs. Out the back of the snow fort was an incline of snow that we could slide down. It was great fun, and we would play for hours out in the snow. Our mittens and hats were knitted by our mother (she still makes me mittens). She made us neat “Tuke” hats one year with tassels on the end. I wish I had one of them now! Maybe, I should ask for one 🙂 One is never to old to wear a “Tuke!”

I loved to go sliding with friends. Rolfe Park had the old ski trail that was quite the rush on a toboggan! It is now all grown over with trees.

Sometimes the back yard at my folks would be a sheet of ice. We would use the back yard as our own private skating rink. After we would come in from the cold – one of our favorite treats was buttered toast with cocoa. We would make little “soldiers” (strips) out of toast and dip them in the cocoa. It is delicious! If you haven’t tried it – you should. It is delicious!

We didn’t spend our winter vacation in the mountains skiing or escaping to some tropical paradise. We stayed at home and enjoyed the simple things in life.

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