Let it snow…Sharing memories of past winter wonderlands


This morning’s first [substantial] snowfall of the season had everyone talking here around St. Anne’s.

While this included a number of complaints, there is something about the first snowfall; it creates a special mood.

Below, we will share some memories of our residents and staff regarding the first snow fall, or of winter in general.  If you have any antidotes of your own that you’d like to share, please feel free to leave a comment.

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As a kid, I loved [the first snow]. You could have fun and play in it.    Jack

We would wear snow pants to school, but once we got there, we had to take them off because we had to wear dresses at school.    Patty F.

I can remember my dad calling upstairs to tell me “There’s no school” because of winter weather.  That was great.  It meant that we would either read, embroider or cut out lawn figures from plywood.   Sr. Elaine

We always heard that the angels were having a pillow fight when it snowed.    Sr. Christina

I used to make snow men and snow-mobiling and sleigh-riding. That was fun, too.    Norma

I remember when I was in third grade, the winter before the flood of ’97. There was so much snow we could sled right off our garage roof right into the snow.    Mandy

I remember the big storm of ’66. The snow came over the eaves trough on the house. My brothers shoveled a tunnel through this massive drift and we all went outside to play.    Paulla