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Sledding

Got any stories to share about going sledding?

I remember when I was little we always went to the local park and rode our saucer sled down what was the soap box derby track in the warm month's.

The funniest thing that I remember was my aunt riding down and she laughed so hard that her false teeth flew out of her month.
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Oh that is too funny! My DH has a great story, but it is his to tell

The only story I have is going down the hill in our huge wood sled, my sister tucked behind me. Halfway down the hill we meet our dog - full on. Poor thing was knocked into the sky and landed on my sister (this is a huge mutt) who then fell off too. As I rocketed down the slope I could hear her screaming that I did it on purpose?!

At the bottom of the hill my father was still laughing!
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One year, when we lived in NH, there was ice everywhere. A friend, Laurie, and I had gone to the wooded area across from my house and had slid down, but couldn't get back up. It was too icey and the ice would not break through.
We were hollering for help. Fortunately, my dad had come outside for something and heard us and came and rescued us!!!!!
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We would pull a big sled behind the snowmobile and our new son-in-law was on the sled with my husband driving the snowmobile. Needless to say our son-in-law soon learned that we were a family that has a sense of humor because we surely laughed when it was all over and he was totally covered in snow, face and all. He did a great job of staying on the sled, that was amazing.
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As a kid looked forward to snowdays as I would always go sledding with my cousins.
About 4 - 5 years ago we had a real good snow storm and I wanted to take our daughter sledding. Well I had found out that my hubby and his brother never went down hill sledding. As kids their dad would at best pull them around the yard on a sled.
So off to the store we went and bought a couple sleds. We spent the afternoon downhill sledding. Not sure who had more fun that day. It's a day they will never forget.
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The year I remember the most is the Blizzard of '78. We could sled right off the top of our neighbors roof & down the drift. At my parents house we poured water down the drift (which was also as tall as the house, but not "attached" to the house like at the neighbors) to make it extra slick & we would "fly" down it on our sleds. I spent hours & hours out there playing in the drifts with the neighbors ~ no school for over a week! Such fun!

I also remember sledding on the lake behind a snowmobile & 3 wheelers. Not sure you would get me to do that again!! Lol!
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The year I remember the most is the Blizzard of '78. We could sled right off the top of our neighbors roof & down the drift. At my parents house we poured water down the drift (which was also as tall as the house, but not "attached" to the house like at the neighbors) to make it extra slick & we would "fly" down it on our sleds. I spent hours & hours out there playing in the drifts with the neighbors ~ no school for over a week! Such fun!

I also remember sledding on the lake behind a snowmobile & 3 wheelers. Not sure you would get me to do that again!! Lol!

I bet you had your blizzard the same time we had ours.I lived in north Indiana back then.
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it must have been in 82...I was still a baby....turning 1 year soon....my family went sledding....my dad and bro were going down the hill....suddenly my bro fell off the sleigh....forward....he reacted quickly and put is arms to the front....as if you are diving into water....if he didn´t....his arms would have been broken cos my pops couldn´t stop the sleigh anymore and went right over him....

only thing that happened to me, was that I almost hit a tree full speed....
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You hear about this a lot on TV, movies and comedy acts, but, in my area, the best sledding hills seem to be in the many local cemetaries... one, in particular, had us following a narrow path downhill between rows of tombstones... and if you didn't stop in time at the bottom, you *could* drop off a ten foot embankment onto the main road... so, yes, my sledding history does, indeed, include a "dead man's hill"...
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Growing up in PA - we had some awesome sledding hills around - but I think the funniest story involving snow -was when my husband ( a true southerner) and I drove back home for Christmas - we got caught in a "white out" and had to stop - well, nature was calling to my hubby, so he got out and went to the other side of the car, not realizing we pulled over next to a long ,steep hill. Well, he had a long, unexpected ride down the hill - had to crawl up on his hands and knees and was soaked from head to toe by the time he got back in the car. I thought it was more amusing than he did.
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