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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Not interested in a white Christmas

  • We live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and harsh winters. It’s in our blood to look forward to December snow and all of the activities that go with it – snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding and building snow men. That being said, I’m looking hopefully forward to a winter with very little snow.
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  • We live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and harsh winters. It’s in our blood to look forward to December snow and all of the activities that go with it – snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding and building snow men. That being said, I’m looking hopefully forward to a winter with very little snow.
    It’s not that I don’t understand the allure of snow, or the benefits some precipitation this winter will provide to farms in the spring. My motivation for wishing away the snow this holiday season is done entirely selfishly. But, I think some parents will understand and agree.
    With snow comes accidents. With two small accidents both while traveling less than 30 mph in a snow storm, I’m a considerably timid winter driver. Black ice is nearly undetectable and sometimes unavoidable.
    The holiday season carries with it a large number of people traveling home to be with their families. Whether they are coming home from college or bringing their family to see grandma and grandpa for the holidays, there are more people traveling during the holiday season than any other time of the year.
    I am one of those people that will leave the area over the holidays to visit with my family. A little snow here and there won’t effect my holiday plans – and it’s always kind of fun to get some snow on Christmas – but I’m not interested in an altogether white Christmas.
    If I had the option between an ugly brown  or a beautiful white on Christmas, I’d undoubtably choose the former. It may be an ugly Christmas but I’d rather my family arrives safe at home and on time rather than struggling through a snow storm.
    You can all have your blizzards and fun in the snow but let’s hope the heavy snow holds back until January.

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