With snow in 49 of the 50 states this past week, I thought everyone might enjoy having something to laugh about in connection with snow. Here in our part of South Carolina we got a good half-foot of snow, capped off with a quarter-inch of freezing rain. Since there are many winters with little or no snow, Greenville County doesn't have many snow plows. About the only roads that they plow here are interstate highways. Most of the week even main roads were hazardous and side streets were like ice skating rinks! The beginning of classes at BJU was delayed from Thursday to today.
Speaking of snowplows, I'm always amused by this fun animated picture depicting how snow plowing would be carried out if enacted by Congress.
Children seem to anticipate snow with greater excitement than adults do. I guess children haven't had to deal with it as much. This next cartoon always makes me smile.
Once the snow comes, you can have some fun with it, without leaving home. This next man did some creative snow sculptures.
Those with an entrepreneurial spirit find ways to turn a profit by hiring themselves out to shovel sidewalks and driveways or even to use their pick-up trucks outfitted with a blade to plow parking lots of businesses. Less energetic souls seek other ways to cash in on snow.
Snowmen are great fodder for cartoonists' creativity. Here are several comic strips about snowmen.
Some snowmen become targets of horrific crimes.
You know you've been getting too much snow when you stumble across a scene like the one below.
Other snowmen are realists and know that their days are numbered without trying to hasten their demise.
When a snowman dies, though, his remains have to be dealt with.
I was at Home Depot the other day and learned that they've had a very difficult time keeping salt and snow shovels in stock this past week. It reminded me of the following story:
After the above picture was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note from her mother:
Dear Ms. Davis:
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had. And then when I found one more in the back room, several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture is supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on, I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
How has the winter been so far where you live? (I know that some of you live in the southern hemisphere and are now enjoying summer weather. Just you wait, though....)
"Like water, grace flows to the lowest place. God gives grace to the humble." - Steve Hankins
Some days it just doesn't pay to gnaw through the leather restraints!