Ice Breaker – Snow Day


My wife and kids had the day off yesterday thanks to the snow storm that blew through the Philadelphia area yesterday.  I managed to make it into the office.  There was a buzz throughout the office created by the winter storm outside.  Today’s Stretched Ice Breaker is inspired by the now day yesterday.

Question:  What is your favorite snow day memory?

My Answer:  When I was a young kid, my family lived in Wheaton, Illinois (just west of Chicago).  I was six or seven when we had a foot of snow on the ground.  While we were off from school, the neighborhood kids and our parents gathered to build a giant four-foot tall snow fort.  All the kids in the neighborhood could actually fit in the snow fort.  It was so cool!

Shortly after building the snow fort, a blizzard hit the Midwest dumping four more feet of snow.  Our snow fort was gone, but we were left with snow we will always remember.  My dad shoveled our long gravel driveway by hand leaving 13 foot tall snowbanks on the sides of our driveway.  I remember digging holes and tunnels all over our backyard.  These snow days will be ones I always remember.

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