March Snow? 12 Things that might be Good

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March is usually a headed toward Spring month here in Kentucky. Flowers begin to appear. There are days with a generous dose of warm sunshine to soak into your skin after the winter cold. The normal temperature for a Kentucky day in early March is in the 50s. Sometimes we’re treated to much warmer. And sometimes we’re slammed with much …

A Day Off from Church and School

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January 26, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It snowed on Saturday. The roads were too slick for us to have church at Mount Pleasant. Dad says it’s better to be safe and cancel church rather than have some of the older members maybe slide off the road and get hurt or sick trying to get their cars …

Jocie Shares a Scene from Summer of Joy

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February 17, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky three days after Valentine’s Day. It’s been snowing and snowing. That’s given me lots of time to think about all the different kinds of love and back to some of the things that happened in those Heart of Hollyhill books I’m in.    You know it’s funny that last Hollyhill …

Snow Scenes – Real and Imagined

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A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. ~Susan Orlean Kentucky winters are unpredictable. We might have snow. We might not. When my oldest son was six, he got a sled for Christmas. We did not have sledding snow for years. Then the year he was eleven the heavens opened …

Snow in Hollyhill’s Summer of Joy

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January 6, 1965 Jocie Brooke reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s snowing! It’s snowing! No school in Hollyhill tomorrow. I shouldn’t be happy about that since we just went back to school from Christmas break last week, but when you get a snow day, you have to be happy. Aren’t you happy when you get a snow day? I love snow. …

Barefoot Ben Wilson on Main Street

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Ben Wilson February 3, 1964  Jocie Brooke here reporting from Main Street, Hollyhill. Snow fell yesterday. At least three inches. Plenty to make the county roads slick and so no school. Yaaayy! It’s always especially cool when snow happens on a Monday.  Everybody hates getting up on Monday morning even if they have their homework done already. And I did. …