December 1, 2006
Mother and father. They bundle their four children into the station wagon (this was long before the abomination of SUVs were even a twinkle in car manufacturers’ eyes) and set off to visit the mother’s parents. Although the trip is only a couple of hours, it takes a lot of preparation to get all of the family ready to go. The children have no idea how much work it is for their parents, or how hazardous it can be to drive in the winter. They’re bored before the car reaches the town’s boundaries and their mother lights the first cigarette.