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Let It Snow!

picture of a snowflake

The news here yesterday sent people in our area scurrying to the grocery stores to stock up on bread and milk. I guess French toast is the comfort food of choice in these parts when the "s-word" is in the forecast. Although we may get some snow from this, today it looks as if the bulk of the wintry mix might be passing slightly to our north, then moving on to bless you folks along the eastern coast. Since our semester ended yesterday, I hope most of our students are already at their destinations.

Our weather news reminded me of several things I've received from readers recently. I'll start off with a picture of thousands of protesters of global warming.

picture of global warming protesters

That group would indeed have something to worry about, if it weren't all "Hoax and Chains," as I've heard should be the new slogan of the current administration.

Snowmen are not always taken seriously, but there are some things we can learn from them.

What I learned about life from snowmen...

It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.

It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.

Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.

There's nothing better than a foul weather friend.

Wearing white is always appropriate.

Winter is the best of the four seasons.

The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.

We're all made up mostly of water.

You know you've made it when they write a song about you.

Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!

Don't get too much sun.

It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.

It's fun to hang out in your front yard.

There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.


I've received several e-mails with comic strips about snowmen. Here are my favorites from one with a series of Calvin and Hobbes comics.

picture of snowman comic strip

picture of snowman comic strip

picture of snowman comic strip

Here are my favorites from the other e-mail.

picture of snowman comic strip

picture of snowman comic strip

picture of snowman comic strip

picture of snowman comic strip

picture of snowman comic strip

Speaking earlier of "jolly, happy souls," I'll end this post with a story told by a teacher friend at lunch the other day. He said that he was a grumpy at dinner the evening before. His seven-year-old grandson commented, "I thought fat people were supposed to be jolly." Grandpa was more amused at lunch the next day than he had been at dinner the night before. The rest of our lunch table howled!

Take care, particularly if you have global-warming-resistant wintry weather heading your way.


"Delay with God is not indifference. Delay is mercy." - Chris Barney

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Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.