Note to Elizabeth

Yvonne left this comment on the previous post, about Steve getting the snowplow truck out of the ditch:

Elizabeth just looked at your pictures. She thought the snow looked like a lot of fun. She said she wants to come and make snow men and snow angels, and snow balls. She also wanted to know why that truck came to your house. And her last question was “Were the cows cold?”

Elizabeth,

I would love it if you came to visit Grandma Gayle and Steve to play in the snow.  You would need to bring all your winter clothes because it is colder here than at your house.  I hope you bring William too.  Oh!  and Mom and Dad!

The truck was at our house because as he was trying to plow the snow off of our road.  It snowed SO hard, he couldnt see.  That is called a whiteout.  He tried to stop because he couldnt see the road in front of him and didnt know where the road was.  And he drove off the road, into the ditch and field.  That was why Steve had to use the powerful tractor to pull his truck out of the field and ditch to get the truck back on the road.

The truck has a big plow on the front of it, and then it has a salt and cinder mixture in the back to help melt the snow after he plows.  He had already plowed our road earlier in the day, but had come back to do it again.

In this picture, you can see he is raising the dump bed of the truck to put some salt on the road.  And his plow is still up off the ground, but he will lower it when he is ready to drive away.  It works kind of like a giant snow shovel.

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And Elizabeth?  No, the cows arent cold.  They have very heavy skin and hair.  It is like a warm winter coat all over their bodies.  When it is super cold, or windy or snowing alot, they go in the shed and lay down.  All of them crowd in and stay warmer by huddling together.  When they stay outside, they sleep in the snow and dont mind it a bit.  They get plenty of water to drink, hay to eat, and get fed grain twice a day.  Do you want to come help feed them?

Just in case anyone else has read this far….. here is a picture of my beautiful granddaughter …. my little princess Elizabeth.

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And this is William:

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I think I need some new photos of my grandchildren.  HINT HINT


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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shirley bruner
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 19:50:10

    those grands are so cute i want to kidnap them both and bring them home to play….mine are stinkin teenagers. yuck. you have all the fun!

    Reply

  2. Elizabeth
    Nov 23, 2008 @ 20:05:46

    Hi Grandma Gayle,
    I love you! I wish I could be with you and Steve because I love you a lot and Steve too.

    elizabeth

    Reply

  3. ramona-quilter
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 18:52:07

    What sweet babies and what a lovely explanation of the plow and the cows. You are a good storyteller. But I bet Elizabeth and William know that already.

    Reply

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