Social Speaks: Snow Days


Let’s have some fun. When you were a kid, what did you do on a snow day? I used to go sledding with all the neighbor kids! We had a blast! How about you??

Connie VonSeggern Build snow forts with my sibblings…

Susan Reynolds-Seery Our school had a huge lot and would plow all the snow to the fence. The snow piles would be huge. Which was right behind my house. When my dad was actually home, we would make tunnels through the piles. It was one of the happiest and bestest moments ever. Then school would resume and all the kids would come and play in them too. I miss those days.
Leann Canarsky Jorgensen We would play outside all day in the snow! Go sledding, make snow angels…I can barely get my kids out the door!
Mike Gunderson Dad would pile the snow so high on the farm, I would dig tunnels.
Fay Schinck We would sled down Cemetery hill, and the pump house hill. Lol. We use to make snow angels, snowball fights…and on snow days we would bake also with mom.
Dee Johnson Sledding on the country roads.
Peggy Robinson Peterson Made hot chocolate scooped snow for the neighbors
Cindy Schorn Sledding and also baking and homemade hot chocolate
Patricia Lucero Depened the snow amount .. I remember a year we could make snow forts…. Going to Oakland Heights hill and sleigh or golf course hill… Times Penny Metheny would be on her horse and pulling me on the sled…. There are so many memories good old days
Cindy Schorn I also remember when really young getting snowed in at my grandparents in the country and being pulled around on an old car hood by the tractor and then having to try and get back to town through the single lanes with snow taller than the cars
Connie Larson The kids used to go to the Heights….its off limits now
Kathy Peterson Depended on the snow amount….we sledded and skiied through the orchard….until we were little frosty the snow people….then we could go in and melt…..with some hot chocolate….. those were the days…..fresh air and healthy exercise….frozen fingers and toes and the warmth inside the house…snuggled under blankets….
Suzanna Boyle Anderson Went sledding down the nursing home hill. Built a snowman. Drank hot cocoa and watched TV
David Mallette I remember not liking snow days….on the farm it meant more work outside. Scooping feed bunks too feed cattle, scraping the hog platform several times, etc. Just meant a lot of work….but I would rather do that than spend 2 to 3 hours in the car to go 20 miles to work like I’ve done a couple of times the last 2 weeks…

Social Speaks: Cold Weather and School Closings


This is for those above 40 years old. Do you remember school closing because of the cold weather?

  • Linda Carlson no, not when I went. I don’t remember snow days either.
  •  Dan Tierney NOT !!!!
  •  Patty Church Nope sure dnt..!!!
  •  Helen Taylor Murray No and we had to walk to school everyday, almost a mile. There were stretches of below zero weather that lasted 20-30 days when we were kids.
  •  Brandy K. McElroy Nope and im not 40!!
  •  Diane Thomas-Greckel Nope, never !! I wonder if it’s because the buses run on diesel and that “gels” up when it’s really cold ??? Who knows.
  •  David Mallette Never because of cold….I recall a few snow days when I was in country school….and that met it was BAD!!!
  •  Julie Eager In the 60’s I remember getting out of school for snow and then playing in the snow all day in Craig, Ne.
  •  Mike Sklenar A lot of closing early because it was too hot. Then straight to football practice. There were a lot of snow days. Not sure if any of them were just because it was too cold.
  •  Monica Potter when I was young we lived in Leshara and I went to school in Omaha, my mother would be the one who decided school or no school cuz she was my driver. but later on when I was mainstreamed into regular school I dont remember too many snow days or cold days.
  • Lori Lubker Nope!!
  •  Susan Penke Nope
  •  Nancy Johnson Nope, but I also remember my parents took me to school everyday.
  •  Cindy Schorn I remember getting out early but not snow days maybe late starts. But things have changed because evidently our kids need more “more protecting than we did” A lot of things have changed in our schools and it is sad.
  •  Tami Friedl Hovendick Nope!!! You just had to go..
  •  Patti Johnson I remember having so many layers on you just prayed. You didn’t. Fall down!
  • Lauri Bundy Canarsky With both parents working today, there are a lot more kids who have to walk to school. I understand not wanting kids out in subzero wind chills. And those diesel fueled school buses don’t like the cold either.
  •  Jolene Stromquist I think it was mostly Iowa schools because they still had quite a bit of wind Ik some places were suppose to be 50 below wind chill. Wouldn’t want anyone out in that especially kids walking
  •  Helen Taylor Murray When I stop and think about it, that was then and this is now. I wouldn’t send my kids or grandkids out in -0 weather. Parents were prepared back then because it was a way of life. I even remember being embarrassed because sometimes our gloves didn’t match. We were layered to the max.
  •  Ann Anderson what I remember the most was the town kids went to school and the country kids got to stay at home when it snowed a lot. But as for the cold….we went to school. When it was extremely hot in August we went to school and just opened the windows or the teachers brought their own fan. But either way, we went and we all walked to school regardless the weather..no rides.
  •  Kristi Dahlgren Not once…
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Social Speaks: Cold Weather and School


This is for those above 40 years old. Do you remember school closing because of the cold weather?

  • Linda Carlson no, not when I went. I don’t remember snow days either.
  • Dan Tierney NOT !!!!
  • Patty Church Nope sure dnt..!!!
  • Helen Taylor Murray No and we had to walk to school everyday, almost a mile. There were stretches of below zero weather that lasted 20-30 days when we were kids.
  • Brandy K. McElroy Nope and im not 40!!
  • Diane Thomas-Greckel Nope, never !! I wonder if it’s because the buses run on diesel and that “gels” up when it’s really cold ??? Who knows.
  • David Mallette Never because of cold….I recall a few snow days when I was in country school….and that met it was BAD!!!
  • Julie Eager In the 60’s I remember getting out of school for snow and then playing in the snow all day in Craig, Ne.
  • Mike Sklenar A lot of closing early because it was too hot. Then straight to football practice. There were a lot of snow days. Not sure if any of them were just because it was too cold.
  • Monica Potter when I was young we lived in Leshara and I went to school in Omaha, my mother would be the one who decided school or no school cuz she was my driver. but later on when I was mainstreamed into regular school I dont remember too many snow days or cold days.
  • Lori Lubker Nope!!
  • Nancy Johnson Nope, but I also remember my parents took me to school everyday.
  • Cindy Schorn I remember getting out early but not snow days maybe late starts. But things have changed because evidently our kids need more “more protecting than we did” A lot of things have changed in our schools and it is sad
  • Tami Friedl Hovendick Nope!!! You just had to go..
  • Patti Johnson I remember having so many layers on you just prayed. You didn’t. Fall down!
  • Lauri Bundy Canarsky With both parents working today, there are a lot more kids who have to walk to school. I understand not wanting kids out in subzero wind chills. And those diesel fueled school buses don’t like the cold either.
  • Jolene Stromquist I think it was mostly Iowa schools because they still had quite a bit of wind Ik some places were suppose to be 50 below wind chill. Wouldn’t want anyone out in that especially kids walking.
  • Helen Taylor Murray When I stop and think about it, that was then and this is now. I wouldn’t send my kids or grandkids out in -0 weather. Parents were prepared back then because it was a way of life. I even remember being embarrassed because sometimes our gloves didn’t match. We were layered to the max.
  • Ann Anderson what I remember the most was the town kids went to school and the country kids got to stay at home when it snowed a lot. But as for the cold….we went to school. When it was extremely hot in August we went to school and just opened the windows or the teachers brought their own fan. But either way, we went and we all walked to school regardless the weather..no rides.
  • Kristi Dahlgren Not once…
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