I think every year winter never seems official until we get our first big snow. One that lasts all day long, and buries your car while you are at work. One that makes you try your electronic starter, and marvel at the miracles of technology. Winter finally painted its brush strokes across the Battle Creek and Michigan landscape the day after Christmas in all its glory.
Kids across town with the week off from school, I am sure, are excited to try their new sleds. Or build snowmen, or throw snow balls. The pristine snow in the parks will soon be broken, but this is winter. And it has come home to Battle Creek, at a wonderful time of the year. Enjoy!