Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sepia Saturday - Snow!


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I didn't think I'd have any shots of snow to share but then my aunt reminded me of a photo of her sister, Harriet, which she'd given me a couple years ago.

Snow and Smiles
Aunt Harriet (on the left) knew from the time she was a young girl that she wanted to go live in New York and she moved there in the 1940s.  She died of cancer before I was born so I never got to know her but she looks like she would have been a fun aunt.

I'm thinking this picture was taken during her first winter because she sure looks gleeful!  West Indians love the novelty of snow.  I don't think we ever get tired of it.



20 comments:

  1. They both look very happy! I have always thought that moving to NYC is a very brave thing to do. That is too bad that you never got the chance to meet her, but I bet your family is full of great stories about Aunt Harriet.

    Kathy M.

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  2. Although I grew up in Michigan with plenty of snow, I lived in Mississippi for 8 years and remember when we moved to Missouri with 5 children who had never seen as much snow as we got there. I remember our first winter there and we were just as gleeful as your aunts while we played outside in the snow, wondering why the neighbors were all inside. By the tired winter I understood.

    Great photo with the smiles and the snow. perfect for today's prompt.

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  3. Harriet and her friend do look delighted peering above the "white stuff." Periodically, when NYC is blanketed with snow, there are pictures of New Yorkers skiing and snowshoeing in the city -- always intrigues me. Thanks for the photo of snow and smiles.

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  4. They Look Ready For A Snowball Fight!

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  5. While they loved the snow in New York, I loved the lack of it in the West Indies...visited quite a few times when I was younger (St. Kitt's & Nevis, mostly). Guess it just shows that we always love what we don't have at home....

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    1. Grass is always greener and all that.. :)

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  6. In Canada, we had quite a few West Indians at the University of Manitoba. I can remember the excitement for the first snow fall or two and then their disbelief as the temperature plunged and real winter set in. This is a great photo you posted..one of those sunny days with plenty of snow. It always seemed to smell so good.

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    1. Yes, we love the snow but not so much the below-zero temperature or the freezing winds.

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  7. I imagine that snow is just as exciting for adults that have never experienced it as it is for kids.

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  8. The first heavy snow is marvel for a few hours. Then after the storm it gets pushed around into massive icebergs that block the streets and pavements. It can last for weeks. I think Harriet and her friend are hiding behind one of those snow forts.

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  9. More huge snowdrifts - I'm starting to feel a sense of relief that I don't live anywhere near these latitudes. Great photo of your aunts, thanks for sharing it.

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  10. A great NYC picture but I rather go to the West Indies :)

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  11. Great picture. I have had the pleasure of introducing a number of my younger relatives from the BVI and other islands to the Yorkshire snow for the first time. That fascination is always a pleasure to behold.

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  12. I think you're right she looks a charming lady with a happy smile.

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  13. Great picture; your comments reminded me of how incongruous it seemed for there to have been a Jamaican bobsleigh team.

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  14. Excellent photograph and memory.

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  15. What a great photograph!!
    What great smiles they both have.
    Good that your aunt refreshed your memory about this.
    I wish I shared their enthusiasm about snow...
    :D~
    HUGZ

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  16. They were indeed having fun, made even more fun by hiding behind a mound of snow. I love how photos make us know SOMETHING about people we've never met.

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