News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Burlington’s Marge Carlson,85, is making local headlines with the sculpture on her front lawn that has a pair of her late husband’s jeans sticking out of the top, said the Burlington Free Press. It all started when two neighborhood kids, Liam, 9, and Noah Patullo, 11, transformed a huge pile of snow on Marge’s front lawn into an igloo. Enter Marge’s son, Stanley, who then added his own touch. He added a pair of “legs” encased in his father’s jeans that appeared to be stuck in the snow as if “he” had fallen head first into the igloo. Marge said her husband, Harold “Swede” Carlson, “loved stuff like that. He’d get the biggest kick out of seeing those dungarees.” Apparently, people living in the area got the same kick out of the sculpture.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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