Saturday, January 29, 2022

WEIRD WINTER SNOW DAYS by Sarah J. McNeal #TheWildingsSeries



Amazingly, here in North Carolina’s piedmont we’re expecting another snowfall…that’s 3 times in two weeks. It’s supposed to begin overnight tonight just in time for the weekend. At least all this stuff is falling on weekends so a majority of people are off from work and, hey, kids are free to play in it all they want without missing any school. I’m certain kids would prefer a weekday snow, but parents are relieved.


I do remember an unusual winter like this back in the early 1960’s when it snowed 3 Wednesdays in a row. It wasn’t a light snow, but a good, deep snow that froze into a hard crust overnight…perfect for sleigh rides. All the kids in the neighborhood gathered at the top of this big hill on what was an alfalfa field in the summer. My sister and I were the only ones who had a sled (Pop’s Flexible Flyer) so we shared with our friends and we all took turns flying down that hill. We spent all day out there sledding every day until the sun warmed up the snow crust. Just when you stepping on the snow and though it would hold, it would give way which made it difficult to walk through. So, we would quit until the next day when the snow froze overnight.

Pop even joined us out there. He hopped on the sled with me and we raced down that hill only to crash and burn toward the bottom. The snow was so hard we slid the rest of the way down the hill on our backsides. Great fun. In the end, we all had now tans and our moms had peace until we came back in the house at the end of the day.


Since that time, kids around here have purchased different kinds of sledding devices from regular sleds to plastic disc-like devices that ought to make them dizzy twirling as they slide down the snowy slopes. Snow in the south is a natural treasure for kids (and some adults, too.) Everyone races to the windows to watch it fall staring in wonder and delight. When it sticks to the ground for even just one day, it’s like paradise here on Earth.  


Is it going to snow where you live? Is winter snow a treasure or a nuisance for you?


Prairie Rose Publications


Buy Link: The Wildings: A Family Saga - Kindle edition by McNeal, Sarah J.. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

THE WILDINGS is a wonderful collection of western romance stories that follow the Wilding family through generations of love and loss, joy and sorrow, and wins and losses in life. Get lost in this exciting boxed set of full-length books and novellas that trace the adventures of the descendants of the Wilding family. From the lawless old west days of the early 1900’s in ruthless Hazard, Wyoming, through the generations forward, the action, romance, and suspense is nonstop.

Follow the saga of the Wilding family from the early days that begin with a haunted house, a trunk, and a date with destiny in Harmonica Joe’s Reluctant Bride. Can Joe and Lola’s unlikely romance last? Next, the dangers of World War 1 in For Love of Banjo, and a Prohibition-era kidnapping with Fly Away Heart will have you on the edge of your seat. Hollow Heart is a post WWII short story with a surprise twist, and The Beast of Hazard will touch you with its romance between a veterinarian and a beautiful circus performer facing danger. In Unexpected Blessings, a couple overcomes a seemingly insurmountable problem, and in Home For the Heart, a determined young woman must find a way into a confirmed bachelor’s heart. A conversation at a wedding spoils everything in It’s Only Make Believe, and in I Dream of You, a recurring dream, a kiss, and deadly secrets could unlock not only love but a very dangerous outcome for everyone. Three Christmas novellas, A Husband for Christmas, When Love Comes Knocking, and A Christmas Visitor are also included to round out the series and bring it to a very satisfying conclusion.


This wonderful collection will keep you entertained with richly-woven stories filled with real-life excitement, danger, and love from the heart of romance author Sarah J. McNeal. THE WILDINGS will enthrall you and keep you turning pages as you follow the multi-faceted characters and the stories of their lives! Don’t miss it!

Sarah J. McNeal

Author of Heartwarming Stories




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