Simple childhood memories

New snow is magic snow.
It's quite tasty, too.
I used to do it as a kid, pack a cup with freshly-fallen snow and then fill the cup with Kool-Aid that was mixed like syrup.
Instant slushie.
Monday night, the snow fell with a fluffiness that was beautiful to watch come down in the orange haze of the sodium vapor lights near my townhouse.
After walking The Girls (who love a good snow, too), I filled a big cup with freshly-fallen snow from the growing drift on my patio.
To that, I added limeade I had in the fridge, dug into the frozen concoction with glee.
Nothing has tasted so sweet.
The memories, they were pretty sweet, too.

6 comments:

raino said...

now that, is a nice memory! i think you should also go outside and lay down and make a snow angel.

quin browne said...

that was a delight to read....

Lou said...

I remember my mom would add a little milk, vanilla extract and sugar to a cup of snow and somehow turn it into a milk shake of sorts. Probably the greatest concoction ever. That was only about 45 years ago....

Jason said...

Just don't drink out of that Hammer Nutrition bottle that I pissed in when we went snowshoeing. Nasty slushy...

Mike said...

Bury Corona's in white stuff for one day, open and insert lime wedges. Park in front of fireplace. Consume. (alternative use of snow)

alister said...

I’m way late to the party but having fun anyway. And bonus! Besides your super-sweet childhood memory, there are three other good snowy ideas here. For me, here in maple syrup country, it’d be sugar-on-snow, a spring thing, but that’s a small detail. Tomorrow I’ll pack some snow in a dish, drizzle some ultra-hot maple syrup on it and eat that taffy-like stuff not with a fork :-D

missalister