There’s snow within the forecast late this weekend. In some locations, they name that “Tuesday,” however right here in Central Mississippi it’s particular.
Once we get our 1 or 2 inches of snow a few times a 12 months, we take the time to get pleasure from it. Tiny snowmen are constructed and household snowball fights are had as faculty and work will get placed on the again burner for the 24 hours that the snow stays on the bottom.
Having lived by way of my share of main snowstorms in my youthful days up North, our storms listed here are the very best of each worlds. It’s uncommon sufficient to be appreciated, however not so heavy that it sticks round and turns into a nuisance. Snow days listed here are like a winter carnival, and as such we must always have fun whereas we are able to with our personal model of the Winter Olympics.
The 2021 Mississippi Winter Olympics will begin Saturday at native grocery shops with the 400-meter bread and milk run. Accumulate as many meals staples as rapidly as you may whereas exhibiting full disdain to your fellow people. Knock grandma over for the final half-gallon of milk. Kick a shin for a dozen eggs. Threat life and limb by climbing to see if there’s one final loaf of bread hidden on a high shelf.
Because the storm arrives Sunday night time, the motion shifts to the native roadways for the 10-mile icy commute. Navigate slushy interstates on balding tires with out shedding traction. This occasion is timed, nevertheless, so don’t decelerate for a second. Security is for chumps.
The principle day of competitors is Monday, within the speedy hours after the storm. Downhill sledding is a medal occasion. Members obtain factors for pace, distance and avoiding grass stains — and damaged bones — from patches of turf that aren’t utterly lined over with snow.
Determine skating might be canceled because the temperature is forecast to be within the 40s, however will stay an exhibition occasion as folks discover icy patches right here and there and pull off some fancy strikes earlier than plummeting to the bottom.
Since it’s nonetheless Mississippi, soccer within the snow might be contested. First group to 10 touchdowns wins — or the primary one which realizes diving into chilly, moist snow sounds extra enjoyable than it truly is and goes inside for some time, loses. Whichever comes first.
The closing ceremonies are Tuesday morning, when the temperature rises a bit, the snow begins to soften, and all of us really feel a bit of sadder. By Wednesday all we’re left with are recollections, till the following Mississippi blizzard hits. It is perhaps some time, so let’s get on the market and luxuriate in it whereas it lasts. I hear it’s already snowing in Rolling Fork.
Ernest Bowker is the sports activities editor of The Vicksburg Publish. He will be reached at email@example.com