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Snow Storms

Reader's Digest, January 1996, p. 12.

Just getting out of the driveway was a major feat during last year's snow and ice storms. One co-worker was relating how he used his seven-year-old son's baseball bat to smash the slick coat of ice on his driveway. He got cold and went inside for a cup of coffee before attempting to clear the car. Several minutes later, his son, who had been outside with him, came in.

"Dad," he said, "I got the ice off the car."

"How did you do that?" his father asked.

"Same way you did," the boy shrugged, "with the baseball bat."

Contributed by Janine Jaquet Biden