Snowmen and children have always been special friends. At times long ago, when toys were scarce and the closest neighbors could be miles away, children looked forward to the year’s first snowfall with great anticipation. Snow, a wonderful gift from heaven, afforded children a chance to go sledding, but even more exciting, it gave them the opportunity to create a new companion- their very first snowman! Each of the jolly fellows had their own distinct expression and life expectancy. With a carrot from their pantry, coal from their furnace, twigs from the yard, an old hat, and perhaps a pipe borrowed from Grandfather, a child would build a snowman. Their friend of snow would disappear when the weather warmed, but would live on in their childhood memories.