I grew up in the town of Mount Prospect located in Cook County, Illinois. We had wonderful snow storms when I was little. My brother and I would make forts, throw snowballs, and snowmen. As I became older I was not thrilled to be the target of snowballs that my brother and the neighborhood boys would throw at us girls. I do remember sledding with friends down a big hill near our home. Snow days were another source of fun, I loved staying home when it was cold. Nothing could top a day reading, watching tv or just hanging around the house. The morning after a storm we would sit in front of the tv or listen to the radio to hear the list of schools that were closed for the day. Later when I was in high school I realized the cost of snow days - more days in school when the whether is nice!
Snow lost it's appeal when I was a teenager. Walking home in the snow and ice from school was the pits! Dressing for the walk did not lead to a high fashion experience. Later on when I learned to drive the snow scared me and ice became the enemy.
Thank you to Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog (http://wetree.blogspot.com