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Winter memories contest, third place: Cousins chided city slicker into winter adventure

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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:49 am

Back when I was a snaggle-toothed whippersnapper, I loved to spend time with my wild and fearless farm cousins. I was intrigued by how high they could scale Grandpa’s trees, scrambling up the trunk, reaching their skinny arms up for the next branch, swinging high above the ground.

I stood safe on terra firma and feared one would fall at my feet and their courageous necks would snap like twigs. They saw me as a first-rate, city-slicker chicken. I saw them wheelchair-bound for life.

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