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March 10, 2008 / allyo

Twenty years

That’s how long it’s been since we’ve had a blizzard ’round these parts. I was 7 in Jan. 1978, and I have fond memories of the several days we were snowbound. We had wood burning stoves on each floor, so staying warm wasn’t a problem. Thanks to my grandparents’ Depression mentality, we had enough canned goods and frozen meat to last a month at least, and for entertainment, we had cards. We played gin rummy and euchre (3-handed). We did crossword puzzles, napped, and once the weather cleared, I played in the snow.

I don’t know if Jamie will remember the blizzard of 2008 with as much clarity, and I have to admit, all I really remember clearly are the cards, but we did have a good time. Well, on Saturday I was suffering from a raging case of PMS, although we did manage to bake cookies. Sunday, however, was a lot of fun.

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What a goofy face. He was intrigued by the snow pants. Thanks to Meemaw for making sure we were ready, whether we got snow or not this year. These are big enough to see another winter, maybe even two.

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Another crazy face, but ready to face the snow!

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Snow.

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More snow.

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Dogs and snow.

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Another one of Maggie, trail blazer.

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Snow angel.

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Jamie finally gets his snowbear…and he couldn’t have cared less. This was tackled and annhialated within five minutes of this photo being taken.

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Aaaaannnndddd…snow!

The real “treat” was digging out. After days of tag team shoveling, we were saved by some neighborhood kids who finished the job for a mere $15. I would have paid twice that at that point. We’re just not as young as we used to be, although I’ll bet the majority of our local population is nursing sore arms and backs this morning. All in all, we had 20 inches dumped on us in one go, breaking an almost 100-year record. I told Jamie a few times we’d probably never see snow like this again, but he’s too young to care.

After I finally dragged Jamie inside yesterday, MD had hot cocoa with marshmallows waiting. And we sipped and snuggled on the couch, content to be in the moment.

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  1. dawn / Mar 10 2008 9:24 am

    Is everyone talk about it at the watercooler? And how was MD’s first day of work?

  2. Mystik Mamma / Mar 10 2008 10:12 am

    Snow and more snow, how wonderful that you took advantage of the beautiful white stuff!!! L, kept saying, “We are snowbound, mommy!” Well with no where to go, for all 4 of us… hubbie lost his job kinda joke, I say no need to shovel anything! Boys were out in it on Sat. and had a blast. I doubt I will see that kind of snow in Boston area, with the coast and all. But we will leave that to be seen.

  3. Jody / Mar 10 2008 1:21 pm

    Enjoy! (I hope it melts fast — that makes those huge blizzards MUCH more enjoyable than the typical long, slow melt-and-freeze of brown slush and slick ice….)

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