STORY: As the afternoon stretches out to dusk, the snow begins to gently fall. Grandpa has hitched up his big boys to the old green sleigh (the one he used to take Grandma out in when they were courting, many years ago, perhaps to a dance with another couple on a cold winters eve). But today Grandpa and Grandma are taking a sleigh ride just a few miles down the road to return their grandson, Martin, back home from a weekend of visiting.
Martin likes helping Grandpa feed and brush the big horses, but he really loves to play with Jessie the dog. They have played snow tag all day. Martin even helped Grandma in the kitchen with some chores and as a reward, warm apple pie by a comforting old cook stove.
Now as they head out and the horses start to get their stride, Jessie races to catch up with the sleigh so she can ride with the family. This is one of her favorite winter pastimes. . . sitting on the back seat of the sleigh as the big team easily pulls the family along to its destination in this winter's journey.