This is a photo of my mom, Ruby, playing in an early 1964 snowfall. I love the expression of joy on her face. It seems to say "Can you believe this?"
I love her oversized gloves, which were probably put on quickly without thought so that she could go play in the snow right now. I also love her red coat. What other color coat should a girl named Ruby have?
Everyone is outside, enjoying the snow - including my aunt, who's wearing a skirt. I think it's very much a sign of the times that even in this weather she's not wearing pants. It reminds me that my mother was never allowed to wear pants in school. It wasn't until her last year in high school (1971/2) that she was even allowed to wear pants under her skirt while walking to school. And once at school she would then have to take them off and attend class in a skirt.
So I really love these snow photos. They remind me of the fact that my mother's childhood was both like my own and also entirely different.