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Does Blushing Keep You Warm???

It is so cold today k1395444 … I use to wonder why my Mom complained of the cold

Cold weather meant snow k11923332… maybe off from schoolsleighing with my friends… bonfires… hot chocolatex25819651 … snow angels…

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Even though I wore 2-3 pairs of socksk12473845gloves and mittensscarf and tobogganCJA0002

It was just wonderful!…

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Up and down the hill u11419026at our house and then down the road to our neighbor’s hill… which was a little steeper… and scarier… due to the trees you had to maneuver around…

But, always such fun!…u14223172

No matter how cold you got…

No matter how your toes became red… and practically numb

No matter how cold your fingers became and gloves became wet

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No matter how much snow made it’s way down your boots

Even when a spark flew from the bonfire and went down my boot

We stayed until everyone was called home… and the evening started setting in… the sun setting behind the trees and shadows started to form… and we were so frozen that our teeth were chatteringRAK100325

Only then would we give up the fun we were having…

I don’t think we even thought of the cold…

We were so busy laughing and talking and flirting… because there was always a boy in the group that you had a crush on… sdu0020

and if they liked you they would ask…

” Do you want to sleigh down the hill with me?”…

” Are you getting too cold?”…

“My gloves are dry… would you like to put them on?”…

” Would you like to go in and get warm?”…

” Can I walk you home?”…

Yes, there were signsu28770470

No wonder we didn’t feel the cold… with young hearts beating fast… and a blush on our cheeks… ruf0020

“The Best Cold!”

A Memory…

Our really first snow … but, a little disappointed… I wait for it to snow here in Louisville… I know it will be in January around my birthday… Always is…But, today we just got the blowing kind of snow  with no accumulation to speak of… Just very cold and making the roads slippery… The kids did get out about two hours early … That of course makes the parents frantic in getting home or finding someone to pick them up and keep them until they can get off from work… Of course the kids love it…any time out of school is a blessing to them!… When I was young we had what you called SNOWS!”… Enough to build snowmen … enough to get the sled out … enough to have to bundle up with layers and layers of clothes, two sets of gloves, scarves wrapped around our faces and a toboggan for our heads…  Boots were rubber… and anything but, warm… just kept the wet out… So many socks pulled on you couldn’t even feel your feet… We headed for the many hills in our neighborhood… We had two great spots and the neighbors down the road had a sledding hill that surpassed all… at least it seemed huge when I was young… A little scary…with trees to go around… The bravest making the first tracks , which became more slippery with each ride down but, we all were amped up to try anything the other kids were doing… We sometimes built a fire… finding any dry twigs … permissible in those days… a place to warm our hands… We stayed until our faces were red from the cold and wind… until we couldn’t feel our feet … until we weren’t able to wiggle our fingers inside our gloves or mittens … stiff from the wet and cold… until the fire had died down and we were too cold to find anything else dry to put on it… until the sky started turning dusky   and the thoughts of hot chocolate  was sounding better and better… Time to go home… Waving good-bye and hoping tomorrow we could repeat this wonderful day!