Humour in the Snow… by Mike Moore
Life does bring about changes in our lives often without us realizing it. Such was the case with Carol ( my wife) and I recently.
The snow had fallen over night to the tune of 8 to10 cm. Carol, ( a Timmins girl who loves the winter) suggested that we go out and make snow angels on the front lawn… like we used to. Being a husband who always wants to please his wife, I agreed.
There we were standing facing one another on the front lawn ready to fall backward into the freshly fallen snow…laughing our hearts out. We fell, waved our hands and feet and voila the angels appeared.
Now hear comes the revelation..WE COULDN’T GET UP. Our minds were youthful but something weird had happened to our bodies. We could not stand up. I had to crawl over to the lilac tree and hoist myself up by grabbing on to the trunk. Then I could help my wife.
The laughter was something to behold……side splitting!!
Lesson learned? When you are of a certain age never make snow angels at the same time. Do it individually so you can be available to help the other up after the angel appears. The important thing here is to never stop wanting to make snow angels even if the flesh is weaker than it used to be.