Windsor Locks & East Windsor Residents Share Their Snow Day Memories

From sledding to building forts, our readers reminisced about the bygone days of winters past.

In the wake of Wednesday's school closing, Windsor Locks-East Windsor Patch asked its readers to share their favorite memories of snow days.

Some of the responses were:

Michael Lee Brooks: "No school and all of the kids coming to my house to sled. I use to live on Elm in W.L. 164. Nice back yard for sledding."

Lori Sideravage-Buch: "Waiting with baited breath to hear if school is closed and then finding out it is and hurrying to get our snow clothes on and running out to make snow angels and snowmen and our favorite was building snow forts using the big mounds at the end of the driveway. I lived on Tracy Circle in Windsor Locks back then and all the kids would go from one house to the other building the forts so every one of our driveways had forts lol... Then hoping on our sleds and going sledding in the street and around the circle."

Linda DeMaranville Coscore: "Grew up on Bel Aire Circle and we used to go sledding behind our house in the woods near Dibble Brook (which is now Dibble Hollow). You would slide down the hill and hope and pray that you could stop in time (after the fence came down) before you hit the brook (which sometimes was not frozen over). Willetts, Ayoubs, Hiltzes, Jamesons, Soucys, Lehmans, Rossignols, Acquottas, DiNocenzas, McCombs, so many families used that Ski Hill during the '60-'70's. Left Ski Hill at lunch time, threw your clothes in the dryer, had lunch, went back out for the afternoon. That was a snow day in our neighborhood."

We still welcome more of your favorite snow day memories, long since past or just recently made, including photos. Tell us in the comments section below, and feel free to add your pictures.


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