This got me thinking of two things: First, Frozen Fairy Tales. It's full of wonderful, snowy tales. If you haven't bought a copy, please do. Go to worldweaverpress.com for buying options.
But today's horrid weather got me thinking of The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. That book is truly harrowing. I didn't get how seriously bad the situation in the book is until I read it to my daughter. The Ingalls family and the community around them are starving. It's as grim as a fairy tale.
But I'm also here today to make a confession: I hate Pa Ingalls. He and his "itchy feet" made life unnecessarily hard for his family of women. I think Laura Ingalls Wilder tried her best to make Pa look good, but I just wanted to smash his fiddle over his selfish head.
Got that out of my system. Does anyone agree?