My father was the principal of the local elementary school. So when it snowed we were among the first to know that school was closed. As a child I loved waking up in the morning and hearing that school was cancelled. We would get all dressed up in winter coats, snow-pants, boots and mittens. We would play for hours in the snow. We would go sledding and build snowmen. Sometimes we would build snow forts and have snowball fights. It is funny how the same event, snow, that makes us groan as an adult, made us laugh and find joy as a child.