Saturday, 26 July 2008

Winter story

We visited Adam's grandparents earlier this week. They live out in the country and have done so their whole lives. They have lots of really interesting stories to tell and we love hearing about what life used to be like. Here's a little one:

Pop remembers one particularly cold winter. It was so bitterly cold that little birds who landed on the wire fence near their place would freeze to the fence and be unable to fly away. They would turn into little iceblocks.

Pop would collect the frozen birds and take them inside. He'd put them in a box in front of the fire, and the birds would thaw out, spring back to life, and fly away.