LOVED watching all the snow hoopla in Virginia! I talked to Gab last night and it’s supposed to snow again on Friday. I just laughed (sorry…, sort of…). Moffett’s cousin, Mary, sent photos/video of herself sitting in their kayak, in the snow. Gail wrote that Donnie and friends cooked up a batch of Brunswick Stew (I’m envious of the stew).
Four of my elementary school years were spent in Alexandria, VA and we loved snow days! Then we moved to England. No snow days then but – we did have one day that the school bus turned around and drove us home due to the fog. Next was Alabama and nope, no snow days there. After that it was Michigan. Lots of snow one day and we were sure that school would be closed. It wasn’t, we almost missed the bus. Back to Alexandria where the first snow saw my sister and I trudging off to the bus stop in the snow, only to have a neighbor yell out to us to go home as the schools were closed. In college (a women’s school back then) in Virginia, there were snow days but it only meant that we could wear pants. At that time, late 60’s, there was a dress code and no pants were allowed, unless it snowed. As a teacher (in Richmond, VA), I loved snow days. Plus, we’d end up with early dismissal days if it started snowing in the morning, after schools had opened. If the kids had lunch, it counted as a full day so the cafeteria would rev it up and they’d eat lunch at 10 and then get on the bus to go home. Yay, no makeup days for early dismissal!
And now, working at the church, there are days that the parish office doesn’t open because – I can’t get there.
I still love snow days!
The January photos are here: (and yes, it includes the turkey frying…)