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davidoblad
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Hi folks. Dave (Magnus073) recently posted an image of kids playing in the
snow. I commented that I loved snow as a kid but not as an adult. I mentioned
that I usually sculpted snow rather than making a plain rolled ball snowman.
I and my younger brother made this when I was about 10. (48 yrs ago)

Some reporter took a picture of it and put in the paper. I was thrilled. I had
all but forgotten it until I mentioned it to Magnus073. Two days later a letter
arrived from my Aunt in Utah. She had recently found this pic and mailed it
to my home. I didn't know a pic still existed of it.. so here it is.. a bit melted
by the time this pic was taken.

Point being: What are the odds that I should recall_mention this Snow creation
and my Aunt suddenly comes across the pic and sends it (without anyone
ever bringing up the subject with my aunt) on basically the same day?

My life seems full of coincidences that defy the odds. I'm not talking about
those regular ones where you hum a melody and find it playing next on the
radio. I mean the ones that are less likely than winning a jackpot lotto 5 times
in a row. These events have led me to believe we live in a synthetic universe.

One that is manipulated on a regular basis. Some might argue that this is
proof of Divine Intervention. I have reasons to discount this possibility based
on statistical probabilities. I think we exist inside a simulation, a bit like the
"Matrix" or "13th Floor". It goes like: If one universe exists and it has a billion
stars in a galaxy and a billion Galaxies. And one civilization per galaxy that
achieves science to build advanced simulators. That's one chance to exist in
a real universe against a billion chances of living in a simulation. The odds
we live in a simulation are a billion against one.

I can also logically prove there are an infinite number of natural universes not
created by a God. There are also an infinite number of Gods able to create
universes of their own design. But the odds of living in a simulation still far
outweigh the odds of living in a real universe, Divine or Natural.

And someones messing with us...lol

I'd like to say more but not enough space here.. what's your opinion?

Hugs and best wishes from Dave :^)

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Jan 24, 2009 4:39:09 am
very beautiful pic!!!!!!!!

by melevos Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 8:28:59 am
Dave I'm so glad you got this posted and I was eager to see it after you emailed me about what happened. Thanks so much for this gift and this amazing moment from your past. You guys really did a great job as I have honestly never seen a horse snowman before. This must have taken forever

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 10:17:47 am
What a wonderful coincidence
One of our biggest snowstorms was back in the early 60
My cousin and I made a snowman put a bikini on her and named her Sunshine Sue
The paper took a pic of it.........you made me think of memories just now
I wish I could find my pic
Love this............
Hugs
Susan~
PS I believe in such things as divine intervention:)

by Blush Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 1:40:06 pm
I remember this happening, while your Dad and I went shopping for Xmas. I left you and Ken with your grandparents. I came back, and the whole house was in an uproar. The newspaper people [Salt Lake Tribune] I believe, were taking pics, and the neighborhood was all out to see what all the hub-bub was about. It scared me at first, for I thought something had happened to you or Ken. That was quite a day and one hell of an exciting one to boot. I'm so glad you posted this pic. Quite a shock to get it from my sister, Arlene. Will love this forever, sweety. Thank you so much...Huggs...Silkylady...

by Silkylady Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 4:11:34 pm
There is no such thing as coincidence !!!

This is wonderful David and how fortunate that you had this sculpting opportunity as such a tender age..awww the artist is born!
I liked Moms take on this day as well,coming home to find the local newspaper people at the house.
Thanks for sharing hon,really very precious!

by highcrow Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 5:24:58 pm
Rotfl!!! You were an artist even then :) Thanks for sharing this. My best memory was when all the neighborhood kids got together and we rolled a snowball as tall as all of us till we couldn't roll it anymore. Took forever to melt :)

by Burpee Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 6:03:05 pm
Mom and I were going through her papers that day and ran across this picture. She asked me to mail it to your Mom. Imagine my surprise to open your picture and see it again!!!! Glad you enjoyed it
Val

by Babysitter Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 6:13:40 pm
Well then Dave, if we are the stage for what ever may or may not be out there, then I would have to say.......This is NOT a dress rehearsal!
Have you ever been thinking of someone only to have them call within the hour? What ever you may want to call it......it is an extraordinary event that ends happily.
Awww.......so you are an artist eh? And you've been withholding your talents on us?
Love it......Love the story even more.
hugs
Michelle

by heartnsoul Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 6:57:42 pm
Some things have logical explanations,some things don't
people hold onto to things ,she found it's logical to moi:
I do believe however peoples minds connect,a friend and I do it a lot
frank and I can think about the same thing at the same time
even in another room and the subject was never even talked about:
However I ditto--susan above
I believe in such things as divine intervention:)
I have a excellent reason to believe
However,as you say cannot go into ones life story on here
and even if I could it would not be up for debate as I will always believe:

Either way it's fantastic and what a great memory frame it!~~
5+ for Val 5 + for your post wow ~~~

by evielouise Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 8:00:46 pm
Gee I remember those days. Making snow sculptures instead of the same old snowmen. That was a long time ago, sometimes I do miss those days. Now I just watch other kids do it.

Great photo, thanks for the memories.

by stick Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 10:32:16 pm
Wonderful. Love the story...

by tennesseecowgirl Homepage »

Jan 24, 2009 10:38:38 pm
david this is really wonderful dedi for dave i can see that he love it so much ,same here i love snow this snowhorseman really look awesome u did excellent work ..an instant fave

by Minda Homepage »

Jan 25, 2009 11:02:50 am
Hello my dear friend, This is a fantastic, surprising work of very good quality. Gives a lot of flavor to enter to your gallery and to enjoy so much beauty! Congratulations!! A million stars************ Enjoys a pretty weekend.Hug and giant kiss in Your heart. Luminous Blessings. Ludy (Sorry by signing so late)

by LudyMelltSekher Homepage »

Jan 25, 2009 4:18:26 pm
Fantastic capture of history! :)

by DennisReed Homepage »

Jan 26, 2009 7:51:22 am
Well Dave ol buddy the "Matrix" it is ! People say God moves in mysterious ways when things go really wrong. I for one don't buy it one bit. Look at the world and the mess it's in. Would a loving God look down or up (another stupidity) and say it's cool I move in "Mysterious" ways folks don't worry about the mayhem it's fun. "GOD", a man made invention, a crutch. The USA is really hung up on this one, more so than other countries of the western world. Ya, the Matrix, a lunatic programmer playing with our heads makes more sense to me. A God, would not be that sick of a puppy. Cool looking snow "Person". One must be careful with the gender thing these days. Rock on young fella !

by coolcatcom Homepage »

Jan 26, 2009 11:28:54 am
What a great memory and story! You just never know.

by myquad Homepage »

Jan 26, 2009 12:58:22 pm
Love the snow sculpture and it is quite a coincidence of timing!

by llorna Homepage »

May 24, 2009 10:00:16 am
Nice snapshot and a wonderful dedication, dear Dave !!! 5* Hugs Karin :)

by kasalin Homepage »

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