Remembering The Great Blizzard Of 78.

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  1. Moogster66

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    The 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of 78 is upon us. Where were you? What do you remember?

    I was 11 in Columbus, Ohio. I don't remember much. I remember being out of school for a few weeks. I remember my step-brother and I digging out our driveway. We made such a large pile of snow that we dug out an igloo and slept in it overnight in our sleeping bags. We made a sled ramp that was as tall as our first story roof, we used water and made is slick as snot. I wish I had some pics, but sadly I don't. It was a crazy storm!

     
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    I was 10 years old in Massachusetts. We were out of school for at least 2 weeks. The snow was piled up so high, I dug tunnels and made a sort of chamber inside the snowbank too. I didn't sleep in it though.
     
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    My Dad didn't sleep a wink that night. He was scared the thing would pile on top of us. We made a hole in the top so fresh air would be available, and heat would exhaust. I caught a cold that week, never tried that again!
     
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    I was 9 years old. This photo of my sister and I was taken at our home in Sherrill, New York. We built some wicked snow forts in those days and drank gallons of hot coco when we came inside. I probably played with my Micronauts, Mazinga Warriors, and Kenner Star Wars figures during my downtime from the outdoor activity.

    70's John, snow.jpg
     
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    I missed it by nine months, but everybody had a story, or many!

    Late 78, at my place of work (Canton, MA), all the guys in the shop bought snowplows on credit, then, hardly any snow came.
     
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    I have no memory of it whatever.
    We must have just been rained on in Chattanooga, Tennessee. :)
     
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    Business as usual for us Vermonter's:)

    wonder what @Partscaster was doing? skiing maybe:)
     
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    I was going to say; if my mom knew what I was up to, she would have had a freakin' meltdown, for that same reason. :)





     
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    I remember being comfortably warm in Titusville, FL.
     
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    My aunt and uncle lived in Orchard Park, NY (Buffalo area) and showed me a pic of the snow up to the second floor balcony of their apartment.
     
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    That sounds right. My family lived in New London NH at that time, which is a bit elevated on a snow belt. Winters were usually good, and my whole family of 5 kids skied and raced. Parents would work the kids races as timers or gatekeepers. All those winters seemed like good ones. I dont recall the blizzard. Too busy waxing skiis.
     
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    I was 4 going on 5 living in North Jersey.
    My older brothers dug snow tunnels in the front yard.
    My younger brother, freshly born, was coming home from the hospital when our car got stuck in a mound of snow while my parents were turning into our street.
    I stood in the yard and watched our neighbors all come out to push the car out of the snow and into our driveway.
    It was a cool moment.
     
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    What a great storm and fantastic opportunity for someone like me living in a city of 60,000+ just across the Hudson River from NYC. As a 14 1/2 year old the first day shoveling snow with my younger brother (13) and next door neighbor (13) we made $120 each and added more to our piles of "green" the following two days and to do it we didn't have to venture any further than two blocks away from our homes. While others took their sleds to the park we were filling our pockets with cash some of which I used to purchase my first electric guitar, a brand new Memphis Les Paul lawsuit copy for $60.
     
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