Throwback Thursday–snow day edition

by chuckofish

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Here is a snapshot of the dual personalities fifty years ago–circa 1965–in Forest Park. There’s not a lot of snow in evidence, but by today’s standards, it’s a snowpocalypse.

We had a snow day yesterday, in fact–all the schools were closed.

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A heavy, wet snow fell–we had about 4 inches in the morning–but it turned to slush very fast.

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I went out to shovel our front walk and it was like shoveling a slushie. But a lot of people lost their power when tree limbs fell on power lines and transformers blew. It was kind of a mess.

Since I am still recovering from my bad cold/cough/flu/whatever, I was glad to stay home and, except for my brief foray into the yard, take it easy.

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Sometimes there is nothing better than a Jim Rockford marathon.

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Nothing makes the present look better than a trip down memory lane into the 1970s when detectives talked on pay phones, everyone smoked,

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used styrofoam without guilt and drove cars that guzzled gas like nobody’s business.

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No offense, Jim. You were the greatest. Even though nothing ever worked out for you, even when you solved the crime and nabbed the bad guy.

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I mean, did you ever get paid? By anyone?

Have a good Thursday!