Bennie Allen plowing Mink Path Road in a 1956 storm. (Photo courtersy of Joseph & Betty Petzak.)
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
Two nights ago, Donald Maxwell called me from Key Largo, Florida to chew the fat about the old days in New Gretna. During our conversation, Donald was complaining that it was getting so hot that he was going to have to turn on the air conditioner. I told him that he wasn't going to get any sympathy from me, as a new winter storm was predicted to hit New Gretna in a day or two. Well, it hit early evening last night, and it is still snowing as I post this Blog entry at 12 Noon.
It's difficult to tell exactly how much snow we have gotten because it's been blowing around pretty good in blustery, high winds, and it's still coming down. I would estimate around 16 inches, so far. The following photos give a pretty good picture of the storm.
16 inches and counting
As this is a history Blog, I thought I would post a few snow related photos from our New Gretna old photos archive. I hope you enjoy them.
There are three Route 9 houses in the above photo of Earle and Viola Cramer. It's interesting that both went by their middle name. Who out in the Blog-O-Sphere can identify these houses by naming an owner from the old days in New Gretna?
Hope this snow stops soon. I'm getting tired of shoveling. Right about now, sitting in air conditioning in the Florida keys is sounding pretty good. Donald, I'll trade you my snow shovel for your Bermuda shorts.
PS- It's now 4:15 PM and still snowing, with no sign that it is letting up.
PPS- Finally stopped snowing around 5 PM. Hurray!