Snowflakes for Suzy

It smelled like snow the other day. There was an icy chill in the air that froze my nostrils when I took a breath . . . even so, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of exhilaration! We haven’t had any snow around here as of yet, but I am anxious to see that first “accumulating” snowfall of the season. I want it to cover the bare branches and blanket the dull landscape; to glisten when the sun shines and glow in the moonlight. I’m talking about a big ole “snow day”. Let it be on a weekend – so there’s no rush to shovel out. In that respect, I guess I’ve never grown up. πŸ˜‰

Want to see my crystal snowflake? I used Swarovski beads in both Clear Crystal and Silver. It’s smaller than it looks in the photo – about 1-3/8″ across – but talk about sparkle! It will be gorgeous on the Christmas tree.

While I was making it, a little tune came to mind. Does anyone remember the old Captain Kangaroo TV show? During the winter, he used to feature a musical animation called “Suzy SnowFlake”. The accompanying song is what I found myself humming while I worked on the snowflake.

I‘m including a link below to a video of that old animation. Let me warn you; it’s pretty primitive – but also very charming if you stick with it for the whole 2+ minutes. Can you imagine that kids of the 50’s (and even the 60’s) were enthralled with something so low-tech!?!?! πŸ™‚

Suzy Snowflake




Snowflakes for Suzy — 15 Comments

  1. It did smell and feel like snow the other day! But no snow.

    Unlike you, I don’t want to see the snow. I know it is beautiful but it seems to last so long.

    The little animation was darling.

  2. You are so funny!! Do you remember a Twinkie TV show? I remember they sent you a colored clear plastic you could put on your screen to have colored tv! Now THAT’s low tech! Heck, Terry didn’t even HAVE a tv when he was a kid. I always laugh and ask when his dad put the bathroom in. Now Out Houses….THATS low TECH.

  3. I loved Captain Kangaroo and the rest of those wonderful shows from the 60’s. I remember when we got the colored tv and how excited I was to watch Mr Patches, Batman and Robin and Speedracer. Thanks for bringing back those great memories.

    We had rain the other day and the woods smelled so good. I needed to go out in the drizzle and I stood there for awhile and just watched all the leaves fall and enjoyed the fresh air. I say bring on the snow, my dogsled and dogs are ready.

  4. Funny you should mention SNOW…

    It snowed today in my parts. Not a lot, just a dusting. Hubby went out to scrape it off his car windows. I looked out and said, “oh please, you can blow that off with your breath.”

    If I get any more, I’ll send some your way. πŸ˜€

  5. Beautiful snowflake, now if all snowflakes were that pretty then I would wish for snow haha! We have had snow here in WI, just dustings though (and I will hope for nothing more then that!) Can you tell I really and I mean REALLY hate snow!? I love the Suzy Snowflake Song!

  6. Hi Clenna: I’ll bet you love to watch the grandkids make a snowman though!!!

    Oh Carol: You are a riot! An outdoor bathroom is lowtech for sure – probably why I’ve never been much of a camper! lol Sir Beads remembers the plastic to put on your TV screen. Is it possible it was a local show? He was from the midwest like you!

    Hi Abie: So nice to see you! How’s the new “puppy”? Bet he has grown a lot!

    Sweet Kelly: You have me singing the Speedracer theme song!!! Fun memories, indeed! Please tell us about the dogsledding sometime!

    Thanks Donna: I’ll take your snow. We live near the coast and often a snowstorm 50 miles away is rain for us.

    AmandaSue: Thanks so much for your compliments on my snowflake. I’ll bet it gets pretty cold in WI. – snow or not. Keep warm this winter! πŸ™‚

  7. Carol, I can remember back when I was a little girl, around 6, that my paternal grandmother had an outhouse in the back, with newspapers. LOL!! Who would want to stick around long enough to read a NEWSPAPER!

    She also had chickens running around in the backyard. Grapevines everywhere. Rhubarb stalks growing along the back fence. I would dip them in salt in the palm of my hand and eat them. I loved them.

    Also, I remember our family was the first on the block (they were called blocks back then) to have TV. I can’t remember if it was black and white or color. Probably black and white. I’ll have to ask my mom. She may not even remember. Dementia is slowly sneaking up on her. Maybe I’ll catch her on a good day.

  8. I am late for the party this week, I apologize!

    Y’all are talking about snow–here in the South, I cut my yard yesterday!
    Snow is a rarity, if we get even a dusting, the city shuts down & Kroger is swamped with people stocking up on bread and milk!

    Love the snowflake, I agree it would be pretty on the tree.

    Thanks for the memory of Captain Kangeroo, I remember watching it in the morning before catching the school bus. They don’t make quality kids shows (or any shows, for that matter!) like that anymore.

    Enjoy your weekend! My daughter has her first basketball game of the season today so baby Robert will experience his first “live” basketball action!

  9. Oooh Crystal, that’s a beauty! I love it. I know that’s going to get a really good spot on your Christmas tree…right next to a twinkle light!

    I used to watch Captain Kangaroo too, and I can’t believe I don’t remember seeing this! I love how Suzy Snowflake taps her feet together! Now I’ll be singing the song for the rest of the day, but that’s okay…I like it!

    I’m waiting for snow too…and hopefully mounds of it!

    xoxoxo Paulette πŸ™‚

  10. Oh Allison, how fun that both of your kids are sharing a “first” this weekend! Who knows, maybe Robert will grow up and play basketball just like his big sister! πŸ™‚

  11. I sure do remember Suzy Snowflake on Captain Kangaroo! I grew up in central Penna, Bellefonte.

  12. Hi Linda,
    We used to pass the signs for Bellefonte every summer as we drove from New England to the Midwest to visit hubby’s parents! πŸ™‚

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