Sunday, December 20, 2009

20 December 1955 "Snowed In"







This will be hubby this morning.


















And, perhaps this will be me!

We have been hit by the “Blizzard of 2009” as it is being hailed. Of course to me it will always be the blizzard of ‘55.

I had meant to post yesterday, but before the blizzard could hit a virus hit my computer and I had to leave it untouched until hubby returned home to help.

I will return later today with a Christmas post. I know it is late hours now, but there might still be time to make some fun homemade items for the holidays, particularly if you are snowed in and cannot get to the stores!

Well, off to make pancakes and eggs, hot chocolate and coffee. Hubby will be coming in soon, frozen and wanting something warm in his belly. Until later today, then.

How many of you have been hit by this blizzard?

27 comments:

  1. Dear 50sGal,
    We got about 20 inches of snow, and spent most of yesterday with my Blessings shoveling us out. The boys decided to shovel every three or four hours so that the bulk of the weight would not build up to its zenith. I baked 12 dozen Christmas cookies, made nice hot coffee and chocolate, and cooked for all our meals. My Blessings made me so very proud yesterday and today working hard without complaint, and doing a superb job!

    Off to make the bread and rolls for the week, as our church has closed for the day.
    ~Mrs.J~

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  2. We have been hit- so far at our home in WV we have 27+ inches. We are safe and warm by the fire. Today will be a day of baking and sewing, playing in the snow and making memories with my children during our snowed in blizzard. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Aww, I love snow days. They're like a mandatory day off. Everyone is so productive! We're planning to bake cookies today too and the soup is already started but we've haven't had much snow, just a dusting. I hope we get more!

    S

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  4. We made out OK in North Jersey with only about 9 inches, although my mom was hit with 17 inches on Long Island. Something about snow, I love a good breakfast. We had ham and eggs. I love the photos you posted! So cool!

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  5. I'm up near Lowell and we have about 8" I'd guess. We live in a condo so we don't have much snow to shovel, just the balcony and enough to get the cars moved for the plows. My hubby was out this morning and came in just in time for our yule lunch. My son still has school tomorrow so we celebrated yule a day early so we exchanged gifts (including several handmade items) then had a nice lunch and played games. Now the boys are sitting watching a movie and I just had a lovely bubble bath. Might think about getting dressed and playing outside at some point but sitting around in our new pajamas all day is mighty tempting!

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  6. not much snow here. the kids managed some snow people anyway. ohio just missed the big hit. i'm not that upset though, ha! we'll be getting more soon! stay warm, ladies....maybe we need wool aprons??! ;)

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  7. We have been hit by the blizzard, too. We haven't had that much snow in Holland since 1979! Where I live it was about 40 cm I think (at least). It was chaos on the roads, the aeroports were closed, no trains, no buses.
    Tomorrow is a working day so I hope they'll manage to keep the highways clean.
    My husband has a long drive to work.

    Greetings from the Netherlands!

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  8. 20 inches! Holy Smokes! We had our "blizzard" a couple of weeks ago (Nebraska) that left 10 inches and schools closed for 2 days. Small beans in comparison to the east coast right now!

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  9. It's all about what you're used to. I called my mother the other week and she asked if we had snow. I replied "yes but not much, only about 5-6 inches right now." She spluttered and swore and talked about how much she'd freak out if they got that much snow. I grew up getting snow days if there was more then 2" of snow; last time we visited in winter we got about 6" and the entire country came to a halt for several days. Now though I'm a proper new englander and I don't consider it an issue until we're measuring the snowfall in feet.

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  10. Here at "the shore" in southern NJ we've gotten over 24" of snow...unusual for this area, but not unheard-of. Pretty to look at, but what a nuisance when the snowplows push a wall of frozen snow "blobs" in front of the driveway. Ah well, the woodstove is blazing and the atmosphere is definitely in keeping with the season..

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  11. I stayed in and made eggnog while Hubby started his shoveling. Then I made pancakes and coffee. Then I needed to get my car uncovered, so back into the snow Hubby went to help me shovel. While he braved the roads for his Sunday paper, I made green tea ice cream. Then we snuggled in with scotch (whiskey for me) and watched the John Dillinger movie. Now I have to make it to work this morning and shovel there. Good times.

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  12. We had a magical coating of snow here in Boston. After church we bought our Christmas tree. In the afternoon, the children made ribbon chains and a few new whimsical decorations. In the evening, we decorated the tree by candle light/firelight, while sipping eggnog and snacking on homemade chex mix, gingerbread men, peppermint sticks, and clementines. A perfect way to begin Christmas week.

    *Kindred Spirit*

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  13. We have hardly any snow here at all :) So much for being the Great White North eh :)

    I love the pic of the lady with the shovel, it reminded me of a scene from my all time favourite movie "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Steward....where the kids are using the shovels to go down the hill. Now that would be fun :)

    And that man with a pipe, my Granpa used to have a hat just like that :)

    Have a Merry Christmas 50's gal :)

    Mom in Canada

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  14. It sounds as if almost all of you enjoyed our wintry gift in some fashion. It is lovely. Kindred-this time of year does make me miss Boston. Though, I love the cape and certainly it is an idyllic place to spend the holidays, the lights in the common the excitement. I remember we'd mark the holiday season by the lighting of the trees of Comm ave (as we lived right on it). Walking the dogs in their sweaters up the lighted tree lined parks, the majestic mansions and row houses lit up like iced gingerbread houses, the rushing on Newbury street. Enjoy it for me, will you!
    I am sorry that I did not get my post up I had promised, but my computer and my connection was acting up yesterday and we continually would lose our connection.
    I hope all are ready for the holiday!

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  15. I made cookies this morning for the neighbor that was nice enough to snowblow the end of the drive. They didn't all come out nice, but at least enough to present as a thank you was all I was hoping for! Happy Winter!

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  16. You are thinking about the Common, and I am thinking about the Dunbar Tearoom in Sandwich - what a cozy place for a pot of tea & some scones.....

    *Kindred Spirit*

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  17. Kindred spirit-I love the Dunbar and live almost walking distance to it. We actually also frequent Beth's Sepcial-tea's on Jarves street. It is a quaint old building and of course a quick look-see around the old 'curiosity shop' run by our local Episcopal church with its lovely antique oak fittings of old drawers and marble counters and tin ceiling. I have got some wonderful deals on antiques and vintage items there. I adore how their tags will show two prices with different dates, so if you want the least expensive, you can play the waiting game and get it at that price if someone doesn't covet it more and buy it at the higher price! I am actually thinking of volunteering there in the new year, as it is all run by volunteers.
    It is true, Sandwich is an idyllic New England village. In fact, what I would love, is to have both the city and the country. Some day, perhaps. Have a skate on the frog pond for me and I shall have a cup of tea for you, cheers.

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  18. The tag-markdowns bring back memories of the old Filene's Basement in Downtown Crossings...

    *Kindred Spirit*

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  19. It is so sad that they not only closed the old Filene's Basement, but the company that bought that old building tore it down, then went bankrupt and now it is just a big hole! So sad, as I love that part of the city. If and when we ever end up back there I think we will be in Beacon Hill, as I liked Back Bay, but really feel Beacon Hill is more 'real' and a nicer mix of people.

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  20. Oh yes, can not think of shopping and not remember Filene's basement! Shopping use to be fun for people as we did not do it daily as people do now. I only shop when I realy need something, and therfore find shopping a nice trip out as it is special and purposeful.
    The snow is lovely although I had to spend the night at work as we were snowed in. At least they fed us and we could shower etc.
    well day off tomorrow and will be doing last of the shopping for the holiday and hope to make gingerbread men cookies. i'll have to check my vintage cookbooks. Happy holidays

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  21. I love the pics, especially of the man with his pipe shoveling. :0) Sorrowfully, no, it is starting to melt here and may be a less-than-white Christmas.

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  22. I have a question for anyone out there familiar with pipe smoking. Why is the man with the pipe in the picture smoking it upside down? The father in the movie "Mrs. Miniver" did this also. I thought it was because of the black outs during WWII England or do some people choose to smoke this way?
    Amy F.

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  23. Sorry,again, all, that I have not posted. Having been sick most of this month has left me with so much 'to-doing' last minute.
    Amy F-My hubby smokes a pipe and in Mrs. Miniver, it was so there would be no 'chink of light showing' but in this case, so says hubby as he also does it and did it while shoveling, it is too keep it lit. Otherwise the falling snow and moisture would put out the pipe! I have to say I adore pipe smoke smell and my grandfather always smoked one so I am glad my hubby does as well. It is a lovely fragrance not at all like cigarette smoke!
    Thank you alexxander!

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  24. Thank you for commenting on the pipe, 50sgal. I was thiking that was the reason for the pipe being upside down. I hope you feel caught up soon after being sick. After I have a baby and my husband has to take over the household for awhile, he always says "I don't know how you do it! I can't keep up with it all!"
    Amy F.

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