Windham Life and Times – February 12, 2021

The Austin house and barn in the snow,

The Night Before a (hoped for) Snow Day Ritual

   So after reading last weeks article about the death of the beloved snow day, my wife reminded me that our kids used to wear their pajamas inside out when going to bed in order to force the snow gods to deliver for them. So it seems that there is a snow-day tradition that I was clueless about. On a night before there is a chance of snow, you wear your pajamas inside out and put a spoon under your pillow. The Western version of the rite also requires that you to flush an ice cube down the toilet. The Old Eastern rite requires that you wear your pajamas inside out and backwards. Hopefully, we will soon be able to enjoy these simple, heart-warming, snow-day customs again soon! The photograph is of the Austin place on a “snow-day.” Range Road, Windham

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