We in the Northeast are being blanketed with snow, schools and businesses cancelling today. Better not to be on the road.
I think back to a time a while ago, to a time when children lived at home, a time of a different life.
A time before internet or cable TV, when the only way to hear school cancellations was to listen to a local ‘Country & Western’ station.
My then wife and I both worked and had to leave the house before our then young girls had to go outside and wait for the school bus.
Early in the morning, is not the time when any of us were up the Country & Western tunes to play thru-out the house, so we tried to time it when we put the radio on to listen for school cancellations.
Well, one such morning when a storm was in the forecast, but yet had appear, my girls turned on the radio for the school closings and it was announced that their school was going to be closed, so they headed to the radio to shut it off, when their mother said to leave it on just in cast her work place was going to close, hoping against hope. But before the announcer got to that, he mentioned that it was Tuesday, yet my then wife and I both realized that it wasn’t Tuesday, rather it was Thursday, so what’s up?
To put the finishing touch on this story, it turns out the our dear, loving wonderful girls had taped (in the days’ of cassettes) another days’ school closings with the idea of using it on a day of their liking, when they might be able to get over on us.
Busted, made to go to school over cries and protests.
Two laughing parents driving into work on a day when a storm that never came
13 thoughts on “Snow Days”
Love the story – your girls were creative I’ll say that. And, I can imagine the memory always brings a smile. 🙂
Kids are always entertaining and enjoy whenever they can get over on their parents
Ha ha! My workplace has, unbelievably, had several snow days this winter, and we are supposed to be getting the same storm as you’ve had later today.
It has been one of those winters’ for us it has been more the cold than the snow, a few years back we had over 130″, snow banks 7′ high
Ha! I love this! 😀
Thanks, it one of those things one thinks about on a snow day – 12″ today
Down in Virginia, we got mostly rain the past few days.
It’s been a harsh winter though.
That’s true, thou my daughters who live in NC had 4″ of snow last week, had fun taking pictures and making snowperson’s as they say.
It’a beautiful as long as your inside. ~~~~~ : – )
Thanks for the comments, I will agree yet at some point soon I will have to face up to it and start shoveling, if for no other reason to go out take some picture and get some milk and cookies
What a great story! I bet you laugh with the girls about it still. 🙂
It is beautiful~
It’s that time again and I don’t want it to come back, in spite of its initial beauty. I’m ready for summer and it just left.