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Ice, Ice, Baby in the Southeast…

Ice, Ice, Baby in the Southeast…

Earlier this week we Southerners got pelted with our annual “snow storm.”  Every now and then (like last year) we actually get a little bit of snow out of it.  This year was more typical, in that a few inches of snow were initially predicted…which of course led to frenetic grocery store runs for bread and milk…and then all we ended up with was about an inch of sleet and freezing rain.  But to kids (and grown-ups..) who only see snow once a year, any white stuff that attempts to cover the ground is considered snow, no matter how crunchy (and slippery!)…Read the rest of this entry →

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A North Carolina Snow Day – We Take What We Can Get Around Here…

A North Carolina Snow Day – We Take What We Can Get Around Here…

  Those of you from other, colder, parts of the country may have heard the almost apocalyptic-sounding tales of the events that surround any weather forecast that happens to mention the words “winter precipitation” down here in the South.  As soon as those words are said, families kick it into high gear.  Moms run to the grocery store to buy bread and milk (which is invariably a waste of time because the shelves will be empty within hours of the announcement.)  Dads fire up the generators and dust off the sleds from the attic, and all the children sit anxiously in front of the TV, hoping…Read the rest of this entry →

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