|Written by Sherry|
|Wednesday, 23 December 2009 10:00|
it is snowing here. We've got 4 inches on the ground and more coming.
Anyone else going to have a white Christmas?
Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf coast, dreaming of a white Christmas was like dreaming of walking on the moon. We got intensely excited at the once-a-year-maybe mild frost because seeing bits of ice on those azealas was almost like seeing snow.
We regarded northern Mississippi as a land of enchantment because we had heard that those northerners (in our minds, you pretty much had to live south of Jackson to be truly southern) were known to actually see snow - for 15 minutes once or twice in a decade.
After 8 years of living in a place famous for its powder, I still feel pleasure at the sight. And I'm no longer dreaming.