Pat Shingleton for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

George Seaman raised beagles for rabbit hunting in the woods of Pennsylvania. As noted in a previous column, George designed a dog pen with enclosures at one end and an elevated open area that afforded a place where they could “do their business.” The meshed pen allowed the droppings to fall and collect on the ground below. Our snowball battles stretched between the Minnet and Sudano yards, criss-crossing George’s property. The rules of engagement stressed no “foreign objects” could be injected into a snowball, such as stones or gravel. My brother Kevin abided by the rules but creatively inserted the frozen “do-do” from George’s beagles into the snowball. His direct hit on Johnnie Cornelius’ noggin’ met with the delight of many. Johnnie wasn’t a favorite in the neighborhood. Fastcast: Cloudy.