As a kid growing up in the country, I loved snow days! Time seemed to stand still as we chased each other with snowballs and sledded up and down the hills on my parents’ farm.   When we simply couldn’t feel our hands and feet anymore, we would head up the hill to my house where Mom always had hot chocolate and caramel corn waiting for us!  For me, one year stands out from all the rest.  I had brought a ‘friend’ of mine from college home with me.  He was from California and didn’t know the first thing about snow which made it more fun than ever for my brothers.  Pulling him behind the tractor was a great opportunity for them to dump him multiple times into the huge mounds of snow.   That snowy afternoon was the beginning of the rest of my life!  We will celebrate 35 years this coming April.


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