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Discussion in 'All Other Discussions' started by blackbird, Mar 1, 2009.
We're snowed in in the Birmingham metro area-----no church today!!!
HA! once in a decade or century for you guys?
Well----so far it ain't but about an inch of the white stuff but they say the worst(or best, whicheverway you look at it) is in Tuscaloosa headed this way
We usually get a dustin' of it once every year------but seldom over an inch each dustin'
But I miss preaching this morning!! Its seldom I miss!!
An inch sidelines you? You got to be kidding me!:laugh: Where I grew up an inch was nothing. They don´t even bring out the salt trucks and plows for that.
Well blackbird.... I was always taught to share, so from the Great State of New Hampshire (who has had enough snow this year) We decided to share with the rest of the country.
I am glad your state was one of the lucky few we choose to share with!! Maybe we will miss this storm they are calling for this Sunday into Tuesday. :laugh:
An inch has nothin' to do with Sodium Cloride
It has everything to do with all of the "Bread & Milk" runs by all of us in Dixie---------you know------the weatherman forecasts snow and we run to Wally-World to buy up all of the store's bread and milk--------now---bread and milk have nothin' to do with Sodium Cloride neither------and here in Alabama--we do not spread salt on our highways---we spread grease!!!!
In this part of the country, there are no salt trucks or plows.
Furthermore, folks aren't used to it or equipped to deal with it.
We're also vulnerable to power outages more often when winter weather hits.
And, of course, mix that in with panic, the novelty of snow (in the 70's & 80's we got more...but it's been years since we've seen appreciable snow), etc., and you have fun.
BTW...we had church today, but we were off by 50-60%. Few kids (playing). Few seniors (fearful of driving).
Our church attendance was down too and it's not even here yet - just the threat. Although it did sleet on us going in.
I remember back in '83----I was going to school at LA TECH in Ruston, LA
It came up an ice storm-----and put a 3 inch layer of ice on the roads
And then on top of that 3 inch ice came a 6 inch snow
The weather shut the university down for a week---which sounded like fun and WAS fun--------but when the University opened back the next week---the students found out they were still responsible for the week we missed and had to make up the work------------"Lord have mercy on us!!!!!"
PS------4HisGlory---------around here---the County "Officials" will close down business-----at the drop of a hat---during bad weather----------I tell my wife---"Honey, its cloudin' up outside--reckon the Governor will call in the National Guard???!!!!!:laugh: :laugh: "
See there, Ya'll!!!! Even Bitsy's church runs for cover when someone yell's SNOW!!!!
Ummmmm----Bitsy----for your courage and unfailing faith in the middle of snow----blackbird the moderator will now "take away" 5 of your recent post credits!!!!!!!
HA! well I don't have to brave a thing to have my post credits reduced. That just naturally happens here
Those of us from the north who have moved south, Tennessee for me, are always amused by the natives who make their "Bread and Milk" runs when the slightest bad weather is called for. Of course, although us northern transplants can certainly handle driving in that kind of weather, we don't go out either because of the natives who can't handle driving in that kind of weather. :smilewinkgrin:
I'd run too if I saw white stuff falling from the sky.
Oh no, another city may catch up to us and win the golden snowball award
PLEASE don't confuse the above with the "yellow snowball award."
That's something completely different.
Bah! The snow completely circled around us... nary a flake here.
We're at a foot and counting on Long Island. My cars look like minivans they're so tall! LOL Schools were closed as of last night so we're all home enjoying the day off (that is except my 16 year old who has to work later at 3:30).
We got about 2 inches here in Gwinnett County, GA. It's pretty, but my neighbor is stuck in the cul-de-sac and can't get out. It's a solid sheet of ice! Should warm up soon, tho, so it will all be gone by this afternoon.
For once, we dodged the bullet! :thumbs: But folks didn't just one hours drive from here.
Enjoy your snow day!
Yes I realize that. I lived in the south for a few years (a few too many:tongue3: ). Blackbird´s comment just struck me as funny.