Rural Roots 02: “Childhood Memories”

I must have been 6 years old when my Dad said to me, ” I am going to make you a skating rink.” I remember how excited I was, my own skating rink.Dad spent countless hours making the rink perfect. It was beautiful, the ice was smooth like butter, but the part that took my breath away was the perimeter, it was lined with hay bales. That’s right… it served a dual purpose to stop me as my speed increased and a place to rest my tired legs.

That season I spent every chance I had enjoying this amazing wonder. Till this day I always think back of the selfless act of my Dad, making the skating rink that made a memory of a lifetime for his little girl.