Posted by Gayle on December 20, 2000 at 13:50:57:
In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day and the !!!!!!! Snow. posted by Dr. Uncle Mark on December 20, 2000 at 06:53:32:
: : When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.
: Not sure if I agree with this...shouldn't truth stand by itself, on it's own integrity without having to sweeten it's taste? I know the adage, you can draw more flies with honey than vinegar.. and I have to admit, as a school principal, I use this frequently. Yes, and I guess I do try to sweeten truth for many people...but, maybe I would HOPE that people could accept truth for what it is. Our society today never wants to accept truth, I would like to always tell people....Hey, this is the way it is!! Accept it and move on....Even when I quote school district policy, state regulations, etc. to people, I often get arguements...Ok, I'm beginning to complain too much....someday, I can retire and just go play in the SNOW!!!
: Oh, that's the other thing....Yes, snow can be a pain, and esp. painful when accidents occur. We got about 6 inches last evening,and it's beautiful....I really enjoy snow...and I (Many Flags) is looking forward to hunting with Seamus at his cabin next week in the snow...!! Some of my best experiences have been while walking through a forest filled with several feet of snow, moccassins, breechclout, leggins, several long shirts, 60th RA Gren coat..etc. etc., hunting deer or squirrel in December and January. The snow tickling my cheeks (and not on my face!!) as I wade through snow drifts, scarf tied around my tricorn and loaded rifle in hand. Grease those moccassins, hone that skinning knife, fill that horn, cause I (ahhh, Many Flags) can't wait to be off next week wading through the white pure snow with the cold, brisk air swirling that white stuff through the forest. Just like Hawkeye and his Mohican brother and father? You bet, with a warm cabin and good comradeship at night. Pax Aye!
: Dr. Uncle Mark
Dear Dr. Uncle Mark,
What an idyllic vision of snow! Makes me want to rush right in and read one of the Leatherstocking Tales again. On the other hand, I could just sit here in my house on the lakefront and watch the snow filling in my newly-shovelled driveway again. . .
Nah, I'll go read about Hawkeye travelling 70 miles through the howling wilderness with a bullet in his thigh. So nostalgic about the winter weather!
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