Memories of Snow

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The challenge at ScrapbookerOnline is to blog your memories of snow.

I have never been a fan of snow. One of my least favorite memories of playing in the snow happened when I was between 9 and 12 years old. More likely older than younger because I was allowed to watch my sister while we were home alone during the day...or maybe after school. We were all bundled up in our winter gear, and Mom had purchased these these cheap flexible plastic sheet sliders...bright green. There was a hand-sized hole at one end. These sliders were very thin sheets...not thick by any means.

My sister Dana was between 5 and 8 years old at the time. I remember we were outside...I don't remember if we had just finished or were just about to start sledding. I do remember thinking I was going to show off, and the next thing I knew the wind caught my slider and it hit my sister right in the chin, sliced it right open. That ended our fun right there and then.

She had to get stitches. I don't remember what happened next, just that she still has a scar to this day. I'm sure I had to call Mom at work, and she probably freaked out. I do feel guilty even now.

So that's my story. Maybe you know of a sledding accident too, and will share it with me to ease my conscience!

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Maryfrances Fabbri said...

OH, that is a bummer to have to remember. All is well now and you can look back and reflect. Things turned out fine, and that is all the a matters.

Kim Marie said...

Oh what a memory...sometimes things just happen. Don't feel guilty. My sled ran into a treet once and I bumped my head bad and I blamed my brother because he pushed me down the hill, but it really wasn't anyone's fault.

calemjess said...

No sledding stories here! What a memory!

Mackey said...

Oh, Bless both your hearts but remember it's all just a part of growing up! We have too many sledding stories to recount here and all of them would raise the hair on the back of your neck, I'm sure, and on my mother's too if she had known. LOL!! But we all survived to adulthood, scrapes, scras and all. That's what memories are made from! NO GUILT from childhood to adulthood!! It's just not allowed!