Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Memories – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

From Amy Coffin and hosted by Geneablogger.

Week 2: Winter. What was winter like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc.
February 1950 in front of 15-19 Parsons Blvd

I lived into Whitestone, Queens, New York until I was 11.  I can remember snow pants, rubber galoshes, red sleds, mitten with strings on them so you won't lose them, walking to school in the middle of the road when the snow was deep and the roads weren't cleared yet.  Snow angels, snowmen.  It didn't snow every winter so when it did we enjoyed it.  I have no other pictures of winter, or us playing in the snow.

Those snow pants were a drag when you went to school and had to take them off to sit in school, but they were nice to have on when you were walking to and from school. 

Some of my favorite items I used in winter were Ermine mittens, muffler and scarf.  I am sure it wasn't the real thing but I just loved them, they were soft and cozy.  I can remember sitting in my bed and just petting them.  One day my dad took me fishing off a pier in winter when I was about 6 or 7.  One of my mittens fall off right into the water.  I can remember reaching for the mitten and my Dad grabbing me by my coat so I won't fall in.  He was not very happy with me, I bet I scared hm half to death.  I have no idea why we went fishing in the winter.  I was very sad I lost my mitten. 

My muffler was very similar to the one in the picture only small for a little girl.

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