When they changed the forecast the other day from 'snow showers' to 'snow', I felt a tingle. Now they're saying we may be getting slammed. I was just telling a young friend who has moved here from the Midwest that Maryland has very special snow traditions. As soon as snow is forecast Marylanders must first:
2. Run to the grocery store to stock up on toilet paper, milk, and brownie mix, and other essentials (I got up early to do my regular shopping and by 8:00 a.m. the parking lot was crazy full and the inside of the store was total chaos. A woman I met while we hurried to get out of the way from someone barreling into a parking space and who is new to the area said in her sweet Southern drawl, "Ah've nevah quite seen ahnythin lahk this!");
3. Drive like a moron before the stuff even starts to hit the ground. (You do know the only difference between those who have 4-wheel drive and those who do not is that those who do get stuck farther from home.)
And so we prepare for our second snowfall of the year. I'm heading to the gym...
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.