26 thoughts on “Short Thoughts (49)

  1. The world is full of snowflakes now despite global warming. They exist in even the hottest of deserts. But let me make the definition of “snowflake” clear and crisp. According to Wikipedia, a snowflake “is a 2010’s derogatory slang term for a person, implying that they have an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or are overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions.” It’s enough to make a well-grounded individual gasp in disbelief.

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    1. Thanks very much. This is a memory from my childhood in London during a harsh winter. A huge snowball fight on the streets around where I lived, and not wanting to go back home, despite the cold.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I remember similar days, Pete. We put on several pairs of socks, topped by my grandfatherโ€™s long wool socks. I have a vivid memories of little balls of ice frozen to the socks when I removed my boots. We particularly loved snow days when school was cancelled and we could play in the snow.

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    1. This was a memory of a very long snowball fight in 1960. No idea why I remembered it. :
      We never once had school closed for snow. I had to walk on the ice to get there, and sit in school wrapped up against the cold. All of our parents were working, and there would have been nobody to look after us if we hadn’t gone to school. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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