Weather pushes us to the edge


We are well into February and at a time when all of us have been pushed to the edge by the uncertainty of the weather.

Of course, COVID has added to the misery of winter like never before, but the uncertainty of what lies ahead still hovers over us before the visible change of the season.

In other words, we have miles to go before we sleep.

The first day of spring is March 20.

Still, we have not been hit with any noticeable snowfall; only a dusting and there have been no issues with sleet or ice.

March can be deceiving and always brings her aggravating cold wind.

Do not let your guard down, because we are not out of the woods with the wintry stuff yet.

Most everyone loves a decent snow and the postcard scenery it creates.

The children get rambunctious and are a joy to watch with their giggling and energy.

A child playing in the snow reminds me of a playful kitten learning how to be a cat.
Both are pictures of innocence, as neither one has yet been exposed to the hate of the adult world.

All of us would like to see a good snow of a couple of inches, and hopefully some will fall before spring arrives.

It would be nice. We have all had enough bad luck and zillions of active cases of cabin fever.

Even I like to get in my truck and find an empty parking lot packed with a couple of inches of snow. It is a perfect time to do a little donut driving, or slippin’ and slidin’ in the snow.

The peacefulness and the beauty of a fallen snow can easily bring out the young’un in all of us.

Remember romping and rolling in the snow, tossing snowballs and building a snowman are things you will never forget.

It does not matter how old you get, just thinking about snows and moments of the past will bring a smile at the memories.

Don’t bring us any ice, bring us a day-lasting snow.

Oh, and don’t forget there is snow cream to be made.

Put another log on the fire, please.

William Holloman is a staff writer for the Mount Olive Tribune. He can be reached at


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