Advertisement

For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for January 21, 2018

30 Comments

Hide All Comments
  1. Seattle mormon temple7 thumb 1
    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 2 years ago

    so much for having fun with the neighborhood kids, huh, John?

     •  Reply
  2. Tumblr mbbz3vrusj1qdlmheo1 250
    Night-Gaunt49  about 2 years ago

    They just wanted to get warm.

     •  Reply
  3. Mr haney
    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Played!

     •  Reply
  4. V2
    Willywise52 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    At least they HAVE a fireplace.

     •  Reply
  5. 82806201 2560680740715381 5507214226088787968 n
    crazyladyno2  about 2 years ago

    I remembered I went to help my brother to make an Igloo!

     •  Reply
  6. Missing large
    USN1977  about 2 years ago

    Ah yes the old joke: “Can we go outside?” Five minutes later… “Can we go inside?”

     •  Reply
  7. 250
    ladykat Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I remember making snowhouses as a child. My father and the father next door would take all the snow from the driveways and make a huge pile and then help us burrow it out.

     •  Reply
  8. Bits2
    Diat60  about 2 years ago

    Aaah, John was having such fun too!

     •  Reply
  9. Image
    Alphaomega  about 2 years ago

    That’s called a “quinzhee” snow fort that John and the kids built.We made a lot of those as kids growing up in Winnipeg.They’re quite cozy too,with 3 or 4 candles to warm them up.

     •  Reply
  10. 8487d5805da9012ee3bf00163e41dd5bfunny
    summerdog86  about 2 years ago

    I think snow houses are discouraged now a days. It’s the danger of it collapsing on the kids. Happened to my sister 60 years ago. Luckily she wasn’t playing alone….she had big sis to pull her out by the legs, which was all that was showing. She was 6 years old.

     •  Reply
  11. Missing large
    kodj kodjin Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Without any experience at all with that; it looks like fun but dangerous.

     •  Reply
  12. Gustave courbet   le d sesp r
    mabrndt Premium Member about 2 years ago

    https://fborfw.com/strip_fix/sunday-january-21-2018/ 

    Lynn’s caption: 

    One year, the snow in Lynn Lake, Manitoba was perfect for snow forts. The temperature was above -15C, a rare phenomenon in this northern town. My husband took a shovel and followed Aaron, who must have been about 6, out to where there was a snow bank piled up by the grader. He dug and dug, and was so excited about his snow fort that Aaron got cold watching him and came home. He continued to dig until he realized he was alone. Then he continued to dig. The fort had become his! It must have been funny to see a grown man out there happy as a clam, full of fantasy, just being a kid in the snow.  

    If you’re wondering, -15C is +5F.

     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    thesnowleopard Premium Member about 2 years ago

    My brother and I made a lot of snow houses when we were kids, among other outdoor activities. My parents were conspicuously absent during these adventures. It never would have even occurred to me to drag my dad out to make a snow castle for me. He’d probably have made me shovel the driveway, instead.

     •  Reply
  14. Missing large
    capricorn9th  about 2 years ago

    Being from AZ, I can’t imagine staying outside for an extended time in the snow. M family owned a cabin up in the mountains and I remember playing in the snow for maybe 30 minutes at max. It was just not fun trying to make something with gloves that end up soggy and wet and my nose frozen and immediately got drippy when indoors. For us, cold is when it is 40 – 50 degrees and that is perfect. Nice and cold and no snow. Snow is beautiful to look at indoors but awful when in it. I will take our 115 degree summers anytime.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment
Advertisement

More From For Better or For Worse

Advertisement
Advertisement