Without snowfall in my area to write about, but needing to contribute my two-cents-worth, I’m sharing about a snowstorm in Monroe, Michigan, during the second winter we lived there.
It was Sunday, December 1, 1974. The predicted snow had not yet begun when we arrived at church. During the worship service, I heard what I thought was thunder. Soon an usher reported to the pastor (my husband) that we were having thundersnow and that the snow was accumulating very quickly. By the time church was dismissed a few minutes later, everyone who did not have a four-wheel drive vehicle had to be pushed from the parking lot to the city street that was already being cleared by snowplows.
Our little city was pretty much shut down for the rest of that day and all day Monday. Our family spent time clearing the driveway and sidewalks, reading, watching TV, and enjoying time in front of our beautiful wood-burning fireplace.
While we were working to clear our space of snow, more creative citizens were using their artistic skills to snow-sculpt. The Tuesday edition of the Monroe News highlighted one of these creative projects. The picture below shows a cute little snow-model “VW Bug” parked along a snow route. A police car is stopped behind the bug. The caption does not include the fact that the police officer ticketed this VW for being illegally parked on a snow route.
Sometimes snowstorms are fun!
(I am indebted to Marge McBee, Monroe News Librarian, for the photocopy.)