by Brandon Gobel, AARP, February 7, 2018|Comments: 0
PHOTO BY: Diane Goldsmith
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We asked, and you shared your oldie snowman pictures. As you're about to see, snowmen come in all different shapes and sizes — like this one Diane DeArmond Goldsmith shared from 1952.
PHOTO BY: Christina Gallo
Who says a snowman has to have a round face? Christina Gallo, who now lives in North Carolina, says back then she “obviously didn't quite have snowman building down to a science.”
PHOTO BY: Jean Evans
1953: Woodstown, N.J.
Building this fedora-topped snowman turned out to be a family affair. Jean Lynch Evans, pictured with her mother and sister, says they were at her grandparents' farm when they built this big guy.
PHOTO BY: Lauren (Laurie Ann) Fox
1953: Youngstown, Ohio
Wonder how long this snowman lasted? Lauren Burns Fox (right) says she and her cousin, Richard Johnson, Jr., took the snowman on a sled ride. Hope they had a nice cup of cocoa when they got inside!
PHOTO BY: Jeri O'Hara
1954: Nanty Glo, Pa.
While it might not have been ideal snowman-making snow, the Mallin sisters (from left: Toni, Winne, Jeri) still gave it their best shot — making this guy.
PHOTO BY: Renee Lipman
1967: Oshawa, Canada
At age 10, Renee Erman Lipman stands next to a snowman wrapped in a scarf and holding a broom. Lipman says, “This is why I live in Florida now.”
PHOTO BY: Mary Krueger DeBraal
1969: Appleton, Wis.
This life-size snowman is the work of the Krueger family. From back left: Jim, 16; Brian, 12; Debbie, 6; and Mary Lou, 9. Mary writes this day “is still a wonderful memory.”
PHOTO BY: Kris Freitag
1972: Nampa, Idaho
While not a “snowman,” we have to give a most creative mention to mother-daughter team Beverly Ax and Kris Freitag. They spent three hours crafting Snoopy on his doghouse out of snow! And let's just say, well done!