Saturday, January 31, 2015

Endangered Snowmen... in NJ?

NJ.com's latest article asks the question,
The Snowmen of New Jersey: wacky and
wonderful, but also an endangered species?

Photo by Brian Donohue | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








New Jersey writer, Brian Donohue was out scouting snowmen in
his neighborhood, and began to wonder if snowmen becoming the
latest casualty in the emergence of the over-programmed childhood
and the death of unstructured play? Are all the kids sitting inside
building things with digital Minecraft blocks instead of real life
snowballs? Is the snowman dying off?


To find answers, he turned to Snowman Expert, Bob Ecskstein. Sure
kids may never leave house as much as they used to - but there are
other reasons why we may not be seeing as much snowman activity
we did in past years. Eckstein says, Frosty, Frosty the Snowman helped
bring the decline in the art of snowman making.
.. and for that
part of the story, you can read more at the NJ.com website


Not quite a "Frosty" snowman with a mouth made out of a
garbage bag, his hat of a flower pot and garbage can lid.


Photo by Brian Donohue | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Is there a noteworthy snowman or snow person on your NJ lawn?
On your neighbor's NJ lawn? In the local park? If so, you can tweet
it with the hashtag #njsnowmen and Brian may include it on
the NJ.com site.  


Brian Donohue may be reached at bdonohue@njadvancemedia.com
Follow him on Twitter @briandonohue.



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