ABC Wednesday for December 19th, 2012
W is the letter of the Week
There is really nothing extraordinary about choosing A Wild and Wonderful Winter Wonderland to picture W, - but that's the way it is here these days!
There was a time when winter was my favourite season, - I skated and skiied a little and I loved the sound of the snow crunching as I walked the trails behind our suburban home.
The Band played at the local skating rink and we crowded the changing room and the central fire that warmed us after an hour of whirling and twirling and yearning to be figure skaters.
Here is the very rink I skated on, with the band stand out in the centre of the ice where the musicians huddled around a pot-bellied stove on Sundays and Wednesdays and played marches and waltzes in the crisp wintery air. You notice that the girls are wearing skirts, - it was a time before trousers were accepted as Women's Wear.
Oh dear, now I grumble at having to take the SUV out of the garage on to the snowy streets, and if I should go walking I hear Charles in my mind, - 'Do you have your cane? Have you got the spiked end on it!!!" Still, the memories of gliding and music and sweet cold air are Wonderful!!
More W's over here at ABC Wednesday with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her be-Witching helpers.