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    Melissa Mistretta

    Hello Joseph,

    Thank you for reminding me about all the wonderful reasons to like the winter. You did a really good job at pointing out the positive sides to that season and you also brought back so many great memories for me.

    I was a huge fan of the fort and snowball wars too. Since I wore glasses, I was always a little afraid of getting pelted in the face. I used to pretend that my glasses gave me special vision to aim the snowballs better. It worked! I never missed hitting my target. My friends and I would play for hours in the snow not wanting the day to end. We were so cold that we were numb, but we didn’t care.

    We also used to go the the local golf course and ride our sleds. That was a blast coming down the hill, but that walk up…yikes! I also remember the thermos filled with hot cocoa my Mom used to keep close by. There was just as much love in that thermos as there was hot cocoa. Those were great times. I guess I loved the winter more than I remembered. Thanks J D.

    Melissa :-)

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    Joseph D

    Thanks Melissa! I am happy that you like my story. I wrote this about 6 years ago and looking back at my writing style and grammar usage makes me want to laugh. Despite the bad grammar I seem to have been good at talking about my favorite things. Being in 10th grade now, I’ve already forgotten doing a couple of the things I mentioned in this story. I’m curious how much of it I’ll remember by the time I have kids and they’re getting ready to play in the snow! I honestly wish I had written more. Maybe it would help me to remember some of the other fun things I used to do. Who knows besides younger me? Always happy to remind people of the fun times. Thank you for reading!

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    Melissa Mistretta

    Dear Joseph,

    My youngest daughter is also in the 10th grade! I just want to say, your writing is beautiful, then and now. I hope to read more from you in the future.

    Melissa :-)

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    Joseph D

    Thanks Melissa! It’s good to know that people enjoy reading what I write!

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