Having always lived in the deep South, I distinctly remember seeing
my first "big" snowfall when I was eight years old, and being totally disappointed.
I thought snowflakes were supposed to look like they did on cartoons.
Like the kind we made at school by folding paper into points and cutting out chunks with our scissors.
Flakes as big asyour head and slowly spinning and twirling to cover the ground in a smooth, thick blanket of white.
Everyone kept pointing and saying, "Look! It's snowing!"
"Where? Where is it?" I kept asking.
"There! Don't you see it coming down?"
"You mean those tiny dots of white? That's snow?"
All you veterans of snowstorms had better not laugh, because we've witnessed your crazy reaction when you visit our beaches.
"LOOK! Look, Elmer! Look at the SAND!!!!"
"It looks like SNOW!!!"
Ha! It's Gulf Coast sand.
And yes, it really is this white.
Just like snow.
Only much more conducive to dancing barefoot with Jimmy Buffet tunes.
All of you above the Mason Dixon Line, just humor us for a few days,
and we'll give you a break when you visit us this summer.
Speaking of snowflakes, Click here to see my parmesan cheese snowflakes
I made for the Greek Shrimp Salad.
Warm wishes to all.