Friday, December 29, 2006
Guest Post: Snow Business
I was so flattered that Otilius asked me to do a guest post--this is my first one ever! So, when I went through some of the absolutely beautiful pictures that he has on his blog, I couldn't help but stop at "Weekend Report" from February of 2006.
I immediately laughed when I saw this picture and was flooded with memories of the Blizzard of '78. If anyone lived in New England then, you would know exactly what blizzard I am referring to. It brought over 55 inches to some areas, but where I live in New Bedford, MA we had 48 inches.
This picture was so typical of what we saw, with the exception of the fact we could not see the cars at all! My mother had to wait 2 days until she could actually open the front door to start digging out. We looked out the windows and saw tanks driving down the street in order to start to save people that had been stranded. It was quite the experience for a 5 year old girl!
Just like in this beautiful picture, there was no where to walk, no way to get around, and definitely no school! There is something so sentimental about this picture for all of us who have ever lived through a large snowstorm. It brings back memories of snowball fights, walking through 4 foot snowdrifts and falling in to your waist, and valuable family time that comes with not being able to leave your house. I wish everyone at least one large snowstorm in the coming year. Instead of dreading it, take the time out to enjoy the fond memories you will have and the unbelievable stories you can tell your grandkids!!
Happy New Year all!
[photo originally posted February 19, 2006]