There was a time when I liked a good snow, like the one we had last Thursday that closed school for two days.
In the 1950s, we couldn’t wait for groups of kids to gather at the top of Third Street. That was the most popular sledding place in Hermann back in our day. If we had the right kind of snow, a sled was capable of making it all the way to Market Street. It seemed like the more weight you had on your sled, the faster and further you would go. That’s why we would ride double, and sometimes even try three people on a sled. Of course, the one on top or the one on the back would get bumped off, but that was fun.
The top of Third Street was at Washington, where all the kids assembled. We would even burn an old tire in the middle of the street for warmth. I would not encourage that now, nor is it a safe street to go sledding.
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