Why is it whenever snow is in the forecast for the south, people immediately empty out the grocery stores? It’s a run on them. “Better stock up on bread and milk” is the mantra. Are they making milk sandwiches? Pots of soups and chili suddenly spring from nowhere. Mugs of hot chocolate, coffee or whatever brew themselves automatically. It’s the law. I guess snow brings on hunger. Go figure. The Weather Channel even broadcasts the grocery stores shelf inventories. The Weather Channel does this?!?
Watching the Weather Channel on occasion cracks me up. Regardless of the weather that’s brewing, snow, hurricane, heat or whatever they always do their best to make it worse than what it probably is. Right now it’s crippling ice that’s coming. Crippling I tell you! This is the worst ice storm since, well ever. This is it! Storm Pax? Since when did they start naming winter storms and what is a Pax? After a few minutes of listening you would think it’s going to come right in the house and drag you out by your heels. They show “LIVE” shots of roads with no cars, or some cars, but no matter what it’s treacherous going and how wise you are to not be out in it, like they are. What troopers. They show before shots of roads with lots of cars on them and after shots with none. Hello, this is a traffic report! Last storm how many pictures of the Atlanta traffic jam did you see on The “WEATHER” Channel? If the Weather Channel broadcast only weather reports it would not be a 24 hour channel. However the one thing I have learned from the Weather Channel is that if you see Jim Cantori in your neighborhood, you’re in for some heavy crap!
Snow cream? Who thought of this? I lived in Northern Michigan for 18 years and not one time did it ever occur to me, my friends, family or anyone to make snow cream. The only time you ever ate snow was when someone washed your face with the stuff or you caught a snowball in the kisser. That’s about it. We were told by teachers and parents alike, not that we listened, not to eat the filthy stuff. It picks up all sorts of pollution and crap floating in the atmosphere on it’s track down to earth. I looked on-line and no one recommends eating it. I did see Jethro on the Beverly Hillbillies Show making and eating it one time. Snow cream? Jethro Bodine? I guess that seems about right.
If a good packing snow falls, about 50 snowmen will miraculously appear all around town. Usually it’s a leaf filled snowman because there is seldom enough snow to cover the ground and rolling snowball without a few leaves in it is near impossible. I have seen a few snowmen that the builders worked overtime on as the size of the man far outweighed the snow on the ground. Way to go!
When I was a kid a snow day was a day dedicated to being outside playing in it. The more that fell, the better. The nastier the storm the more fun it was. Trying to find deep drifts. Outdoor places to shelter from it. New higher snow banks in which to fight over (king of the mountain), sled down and tunnel through was the order of the day. I shudder when I think back about some of the tunnels I crawled through that I shouldn’t have. When I was out today scouting about I think I saw only about 4-5 kids just walking around looking.
I remember when snow season came you had to put snow tires on your car? Do you? No you don’t.
Ok let get down to brass tacks here. Face it, the only reason most folks get so excited about snow and gloom and doom is “They don’t have to go to work”!!! Right?