December 12, 2008, Lake Charles, Louisiana~
Bonjour, mes amis! Comment ca vas, hein?? J'suis tres hereux, merci beaucoup!
It's your Cajun friend, Trinity Mary Grace Caillier, writing. Hope this finds y'all well; as for me, I am still excited about what's taken place. Yesterday we had our first snowfall since 2004, and as a result, schools were called off "on account of snow"!
Yesterday, we played in the snow; I made a snowman, evan made snow angels, and rolled around in the snow. This is something we southern folk in the deep south don't experience on a regular basis, and we decided to take every advantage of it.
It was so pretty, I didn't want it to end. Now, in the north, snow is commonplace; they come to expect this sort of thing. Here, however, it's a different matter altogether. We don't see snow (or colder) weather here; it's too mild, for one thing: what we usually get in terms of weather are one of three things: rain/thunder, tornadoes, or wind. But no snow.
Until yesterday, that is.
Of course, the snow event of yesterday was the big newsmaker. Never mind the financial or auto crisis hitting our nation, or the latest nominees for incoming President Obama's cabinet: that didn't matter. What was on everyone's minds or lips was the snow, and people're still talkin' 'bout it today.
They will probably do so for a very long time to come!!
We took pictures, then we made Christmas cards to send to family, to show them that it DOES snow in Louisiana sometimes! :)
Today the snow's gone with only a few tired snowmen or dirty left over piles leaning up against bushes or houses as reminders of what once was. Most of the snow has melted, much to our chagrin; who's to say when it will happen again?? Probably not for at least several more years, which is often the case. Which means I will be 17 or eighteen when we next get snow here in south Louisiana.
I was hopin' the snow'd stick around for Christmas; but to get some snow is better than none at all. I wonder what it would be like to have an actual white christmas, like the old song says. I think that'd be cool! That way, Pere' Noel won't have to deliver his presents by usual mode: a pirogue being pulled by eight green alligators!!
Well, I am going to go; have to make it to my next class. Yep, school's back on today. It was fun, though, having an actual snow day and seeing snow for the first time in four years! I do hope it snows again soon; I really did enjoy it!!
Take care, and may y'all have a very merry Christmas (or, as we say down here in Cajunland, "Joyeux Noel")! And have a great New Year, too! Laissez les bon temps rouler and AAIIEEE!!!!
~Love, ton ami, Trinity M.G. Caillier. :D