Friend Atoms you wrote:
IT REALLY AMAZES ME THAT YOU HAVE THE MIND TO REMEMBER OR RECALL WHAT YOU
WERE DOING WHEN YOU WERE TWO YEARS OLD. THAT'S WHAT REALLY BAFFLES ME.
SORRY, I AM NOT MEANING TO SOUND SARCASTIC BUT WAS JUST WONDERING HOW YOU
COULD RECALL THAT. ATOMS
There is no need to apologize the fact is I had asked myself the same question how could I remember things from the age of two and before, but I do because I remember where we were living and what ages the youngest of us were that being Ralph my younger brother he was still crawling then and not able to talk there was a one year and five months separation between our ages.
I believe I still remember it, because it was so strange, and both my brother's and my older sister's reactions to the event were so intense I could never forget that.
It is not that I have a fantastic memory it is just that the event and their reactions to it was something I had never seen again and honestly I had not thought about it until I was an adult yet when I asked my older brother Chuck about it he responded with,
" You still remember that? "
Back when I was little more than a baby and what I did know of the world and how things worked I thought this was just something else that happened that I did not know about yet that was why I was not frightened by it.
Eventually I did forget about it in the events of daily life so we never even discussed it after the event was over.
My thoughts about the strange snow only came back to me in the nineteen seventies as I was reading Charlse Forts " Book Of The Damned " and he made mention of the reports that had been made of strange precipitations ie. fish and frog falls, blood rains, rock storms etc., that what had happened that night so long ago came back to me and I then asked Chuck about it truly expecting his life long mantra when I asked him about, or told him of strange events and encounters I had, had " Butch, what the hell are you talking about? "
By the way, years later in the eighties I found out that, at that same time there had also been a falling of this turquoise glowing snow upstate in Utica New York and it too had been attributed to UFOs.
In fact that year there was many reports on record about this strange snow.
As recently as last year Fate Magazine reported that there was a falling of a blue green rain reported in middle America, however I am not sure that the blue green rain had any UFO activity involved with it nevertheless the phenomena continues to this day.
So the event was a true event and the phenomena is on record.
My family did not keep photographs nor did we socialize even with the other more outgoing members of our family.
In those days we did not attend dinners, dances, parties, church, school meetings, neighborhood gatherings or anything were crowds would gather.
When in public we went silently and quickly about what we had to do and returned home.
To get any one of us in a picture was like hunting Nessy, UFOs, or Bigfoot.
You have to be lucky enough to have a camera and be there when we are there and snap you got your picture and most likely a good cussing out to go along with it.
Any pictures of any of us that are around now are owned by others and only now am I making an effort to get these pictures.
This all being said my Grandpa Posey died when I was about seven or eight I believed the last time I saw him I was six yet the smell of cherry pipe tobacco still will bring his image clearly into my mind though I had no pictures of him to remind me of how he looked regardless of how long ago it was since I had seen him.
You see in truth nothing is ever forgotten if the right buttons are pushed.
The smell of your mothers favorite perfume will bring her image in front of you sixty years from now as if it was only yesterday, for in truth, it was only yesterday.
The Blue Snow
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