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  A Little Walk In The Snow
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles,

Through the deepest snow,

To keep an appointment,

With a beech-tree, or a yellow birch,

Or an old acquaintance among the pines.”

 

Henry David Thoreau

 


Last night’s Snow Blizzard of 2011

Did not break the 1967 snow record

But my spouse now believes our walk

To the grocery store, was quite absurd

 

Our dogs woke us up at about 3 AM

They all wanted to frolic, in the snow

But our backdoor wouldn’t even open

So we had to dig it out, don’t you know

 

It will probably take us most of today

To dig our vehicles, out of our garage

About twenty inches of snowdrift, there

With 50 mph arctic winds – what a barrage

 

And wouldn’t you know it, we were out of milk

And my dogs were all pouting – no more Milkbones

I told my spouse, we should walk to the grocery store

I told her it would be fun, and I didn’t want to go alone

 

I informed her that Thoreau would often walk many miles

Through deep snowdrifts, just to visit with his favorite trees

I told her, that it would be good exercise and quite invigorating

I guess I got carried away and told her how romantic it would be

 

I am very lucky I guess, that she was still in a Blizzard Stupor

She had forgotten the grocery store was quite a distance away

I tried to convince her, that we should sing while we trudged on

But I think that she’ll be giving me ‘The Silent Treatment’ today

 

At least my slobbering dogs are all happy now,

As they are now, all chomping away, on their treats;

“Uh, Sweetie, can you hurry up and finish your cereal,

We have to dig out the garage – now won’t that be neat?!”

 

©2011, I’m Gonna Sing While I Shovel, Mr. Ed,

But If I Know My Wife, She’s Goin Back to Bed

 
    


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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
Hey! I'm coming over!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
the walk sounds lovely!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
I haven't had a snow walk in a long time. In Alaska I snowshoed quite often. When I lived in the Sierra one year we had 42 feet. You had to be very careful of the tree well. You could slide into one and have a real bear of a time crawling out. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Giggle....we're shovelling out here too, Ed! One storm after another for the past 10 weeks and another one expected on Sunday and again next Wednesday......can't pile it any higher...

Anna
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
LOL... :) she is a champ !
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Sounds invigorating to me! Ed you are such a fun man..tell your wife she is one lucky woman...

Happy Snow days,
Amber
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger
enjoyed this write, Ed.
Mary
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
He He, a "little walk to the grocery store,"eh?
Remind me to tell you the joke about a guy and his snowblower.

~W~
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
We got all rain, not even any ice did fall, though when the temps drop tonight, we will have PLENTY of ice for certain...& don't be makin' Rebecca shovel snow, thats your job, just do so carefully...Ed
Reviewed by Richard King
Ed, it sounds like you are very persuasive, or Sweetie is very understanding, or perhaps a little of each. Enjoyable reading,

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
shivering in OK, enjoyed the read, hugs to trucker
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Ed,
You tell this with great charm and quiet humour
and mature acceptance of the situation.
Very fine indeed.

John
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