I realise I am being selfish but the snow made everything quieter and my well-being improved as a result.
Yes, I missed hearing the birds singing but I did not miss the assault of man-made noise. At least the rain kept the latter at bay for today.
I still enjoy a few days of snow every winter. It makes a change from the boring grey drab landscape.
My late mother never understand why we as children were exited by the snow. She hated snow and repeatedly described her childhood in prewar Poland. How there, when it started snowing in November, it didn't melt completely until April. Every winter they had large snowdrifts. And nobody made a fuss, they just cleared the snow and got on with life. She found it incredible that here after a couple of inches. Roads were blocked, schools were shut and all the fuss. Back in her childhood after a heavy overnight snowfall of two or three feet. Families dug themselves out, made paths and walked on top of the snow like normal.
What she found unusual was the way here lying snow only lasted a few days. Then it snows again a month later, melts after a few days. Weird!
Did she miss it - real snow, I mean, the kind you can play in and simply brush off your clothes? If you know that from childhood it seems to bring back memories of a lot of happiness for most people.
My mother hated snow and often described her worst experiences of coping with severe weather. Down to -30C people coped. Houses were well insulated and people wore extra clothes. Any colder and ..........️
How her village shared a church with a neighboring village. And her mother was very religious and insisted on going to church every Sunday. One very severe winter in the 1930s her mother was determined to go to church ( in the next village). My grandfather and the other children refused because it was just too cold and the snow too deep.
So just the two of them set out. They arrived after a two hour struggle thru the snow at the church which was freezing cold. There was nobody from her village, only about ten people from the other village. And the service was very short.
They almost died in the snow getting home.
Afterwards my mother was ill in bed for weeks with a temperature and fever. My grandmother never recovered her health and had a cough for the rest of her short life.
And she hated snow for the rest of her life.
I love your stories and how you keep them all so well preserved and ordered in your mind. You have an incredible mind and I just love how you order words. I’m sure there’s a message in that story somewhere! Lol! I enjoyed it anyway. Thank you.
Easy to remember stories when I hear them twice a year for over thirty years.
Real difficulty for me is being able distinguish her facts from fiction.
Does it matter, is there really a distinction? They’re just great stories, I love em.
It matters to me. When it's about me. I remember some of my past differently than her. And I get upset when we disagreed. Such as being sent with a group to a holiday in Wales when I was eight. I hated the experience. Then being sent again two years later.
The question being why I went the second time if I hated the first holiday?
I remember being told that I'm going and that's it. No discussion!
She claimed that I said that i wanted to go.
Then there are other stories that precede me. When she got married she was living in my father's household with his family. She claims that when she got pregnant (with my sister). They threw the two of them out of the house. Telling them that they didn't want or have space for her smelly #@#@@. So they should get out and find their own place to live (At very short notice).
We all see our past differently from our parents and siblings because we were all looking at the same thing from different angles so we are all bound to see different things. It’s like if you placed a bunch of people round an elephant, for example, they would all see something different but each would see what’s true to them.
Oh, and mums hear what they want to hear and of course, by nature of their role, just like the customer, they’re always right, and they usually are! Lol! Maybe she did get told to leave. People, especially parents and in laws can often get all hot and bothered by news of a pregnancy but most calm down after a while.
BlueRay said: we were all looking at the same thing from different angles so we are all bound to see different things. It’s like if you placed a bunch of people round an elephant, for example, they would all see something different but each would see what’s true to them.
Greetings to BluRay...
With regards to that which I Quote, there...
Of mostly all things which you Post hereupon this entire Forum of late - and often at great length... THIS is the most Lucid and True thing which you have said. Please pay good and correct and Logical attention to this, this which is in your own words. I support only this, very much.
That is all.
Thanks DC :-) I appreciate that. Thing is, I wouldn’t see the elephants skin at all, I would see his soul, so I’d see something completely different to everybody else who’s view may be somewhat different but like each other’s to some degree! I only think logically and scientifically, I don’t know how else to think!
Disallowed Cynosure said:I support only this, very much.
I meant what I said, there.
BlueRay said:I only think logically and scientifically,
I do not think that you do. Yet I myself *still* mean what I said, there.
Trust me, just because I see more than the eye can see, it doesn’t mean that I don’t think logically. Everything I say and I mean EVERYTHING, is logical, exact and can be proved scientifically. Take anything I have ever said and I will show you how it is logical, exact, precise and how it can be scientifically proven to the finest detail. It’s just that when most people look through their eyes they see physical things, objects, people, things. I don’t see that. When I open my eyes I see a trillion billion and more tiny particles of light, made up of the most perfect colours, which dance around at speeds the eyes can see but they come together in perfect union to form what you people see as solid objects. I can see the objects but when I look at something I see it’s substance, not the outer coating which most people see. Most people see the ‘effects’ of life, they don’t see the cause. I see the cause. Nothing moves or happens without a cause but most people ignore the cause. Even western doctors ignore the cause but will instead treat the symptoms. I don’t, I treat the cause. That makes me more logical than most people. I trace everything back to its cause, everything, the thing that brought it to its logical conclusion, the end result. I don’t work with end results, I work with causes. That way I can be scientific, I can be exact, prescise and no person who ever works with me will ever have the same problem twice, because we get rid of the cause, no matter what that is or what the problem is. It doesn’t matter, I work with health problems, money, job, relationship problems, anything, it’s all the same when you treat the cause. That’s logical. What’s logical in treating the symptoms, putting a sticking plaster on the symptoms? It doesn’t make sense to me for a doctor to give you antacids for heartburn. Noooooooooooo find out why the patient has heartburn. Find the cause and treat that otherwise the patient is going to have more than just heartburn. Now he has the effects of what the pharmaceutical drug has on his body, as well as still having the heartburn. It just goes on. I treat the cause so they never have heartburn again, no pharmaceuticals needed. So I appreciate your observations but if you care to look closer, I am probably the most logical person you know. That’s probably one of the reasons I have a reputation for being heartless, hard, brutal etc because I look at everything logically, even death, love, life, everything, friendships, marriage, romantics relationships ~ as far as you can be romantic with such a logical and scientific mind lol!
Disallowed Cynosure said:To BlueRay, when I find the looong Post I saw, then I intend to answer you. It was incredibly lucid and I thank you for it. Yet I must leave off for now...
...Look at that! I had to close the Thread and open it from the Top, and I finally found it again, and can quote myself from before. This Forum is Mad mad mad...
*ahem* Regardless of that... this is what I meant to say, Miss BlueRay...:
I have "Liked" your Post, there, and it confirms a certain aspect or attribute which I am curious about. It may begin a whole new Thread by itself, and so I do not mention it here, yet shall continue upon one of your own other Threads, if you do not mind...?
The "LOVE" Thread.... Link to follow:
BlueRay's "Love" Thread (out of many others(!)):
Yes, I would love you to do that DC and yes, I too find the missing post by pressing the ‘newest’ button as Robert or someone mentioned previously.
Maybe it’s all us that are mad and not the website! Lol! Do all of us lose posts etc or only some of us?
Um... okay, you are online and so thus far I am also still that way...? For the records, now, as I see this reply, I cannot see my own first answer, from which the second answer Quoted -!!!!!
I may attempt direction to this at WebPM later, yet for now, I shall discontinue here, and try to go to the "Love" Thread. (Do not get your hopes up too much, I must warn you, however...)
Yeah, I’m still here :-)