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How did you survive the Christmas blizzard of ‘09?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 29, 2009

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Photo of Erika Dunbar

“I survived with nice, hot fire, a warm blanket, and cocoa and Schnapps.”

Photo of Jesse Michalski

“We left town for Salisbury, Missouri.”

Photo of Ian Hurst

“(With) our four-wheel drive.”

Photo of Lisa Wolf-Wendel

“We ate dinner at the Eldridge, and it was better than normal because normally we’re in Alaska.”

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 3 months ago

Rando must have heard they were giving out an award for most comments removed in one day.

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Randall Barnes 4 years, 3 months ago

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 3 months ago

Be sure and save some for Santa's next visit with the probation officer.You'll need plenty for the Agonizer. http://trekmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/mirror/agonizer_2_new.jpg

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Christine Anderson 4 years, 3 months ago

Is that an empty bottle of liquid Viagra next to the fallen Santa? Is the pic from Lawrence?

Ah yes, I am a self-proclaimed Grinchette today. I was actually grateful for all this snow, 'cause I assumed it would help me avoid the obligatory mass family gathering. Wrong! I wanted to put my 74 yr. old mom in time out. Most of the time, my autistic son behaved better than Grandma. Next year, it's Chanukah only, not both.( Besides, it'll drive my mom nuts.) Multi, as for Santa, he is now on probation, i.e. very thin ice. Yep, stocking up on the batteries.

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Ralph Reed 4 years, 3 months ago

Had a great Christmas Eve, then shoveled my driveway. Great Christmas at my Mother's house with sister and brother-in-law in from the East Coast, then shoveled my driveway (thank you to Matt, our neighbor). Shoveled my driveway on Boxing Day, then again the next morning. But, all-in-all, it was a great time!

However, I don't think Santa did so well.

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consumer1 4 years, 3 months ago

In reality, I shoveled my sidewalk and drive way 4 times, I helped My neighbor shovel a drive for an elderly neighbor and dug 5 stranded cars out who were stuck on my street. Also helped one other very sweet woman to clear her driveway.

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Bassetlover 4 years, 3 months ago

Christmas Eve dinner at The Eldridge (fabulous place to watch the "blizzard" amidst the twinkling Christmas lights), followed by massive shoveling of the driveway the next day, capped off with beef tenderloin and Potatoes Anna that night for dinner next to the Christmas tree. Best Christmas EVER! It was great being snowed in with family members you love and no place you had to be other than home, sweet home.

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dajudge 4 years, 3 months ago

I got a free one year membership for Costco from AMEX, so I did a little on-line shopping. Ordered a new computer that should kick some a**. We'll see. Oh, and ate Christmas dinner leftovers along with my 4-30 packs of Natty Light.

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looza 4 years, 3 months ago

I worked on my Mark Mangino scrapbook and ate leftover tater tots from Sonic. I will pay Julio my illegal neighbor to shovel out my walk later.

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spacehog 4 years, 3 months ago

Was there a blizzard? No wonder. I went out my front door this morning and fell over a 3 foot snow drift. I just thought some damn kids piled up a mountain of snow in front of my house to watch me fall. They know I'm always drunk.

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acg 4 years, 3 months ago

Bong hits, xmas candy, bad old B sci-fi movies and the enjoyment of knowing I had nowhere I had to be and nothing I had to do for four days. It was bliss. Oh well, back to reality, right. :)

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consumer1 4 years, 3 months ago

Helpppp meeeeeee my prius is stuck... he he he he he he. Please bring your big nasty four wheel drive gas guzzler and save me.... He he he he

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Machiavelli_mania 4 years, 3 months ago

I left town for a week or so, to do Christmas shopping elsewhere, and to avoid paying the huge sale$ tax in Lawrence (they aren't going to get much money from me until they start to respect the homeless), since I was intending to spend thousand$ and I did spend that much. Avoiding the storm was a nice additional treat.

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parrothead8 4 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for reminding us, Anna. Hope you enjoyed the beach.

We knew the snow was coming days in advance, so we'd stocked up on groceries. Also, being that Xmas was on a Friday, we knew we didn't really NEED to go anywhere until Monday, so it was no big deal to hang out at home (and dig out just enough to get the dog into the backyard) until some of the snow had melted and the streets were clearer.

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toddtrip 4 years, 3 months ago

Christmas Eve - went to the store and fired up the FONDUE pot for Christmas Eve.

Cheese mushroom & onion fondue for the family.

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Bill Lee 4 years, 3 months ago

I'm still snowed in, but I had planned ahead so have lots of food and drinks on hand. I may try to start my car this afternoon.

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prospector 4 years, 3 months ago

I had to put in overtime. The tap line from the brewery to the bunker was in danger of freezing so I had to keep the beer moving down the line. Bob, remind me to not fix that.

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bobberboy 4 years, 3 months ago

smoking a cigarette and going back to sleep, sleep, sleeeeeep.

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AnnaUndercover 4 years, 3 months ago

:) I was on a beach in San Diego.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 3 months ago

Lemurs in your trousers = warm & snuggly

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CWGOKU 4 years, 3 months ago

With my friend, Jack Daniels

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BMI 4 years, 3 months ago

Chai Tea 20 oz. I brewed half a box the last few days. My wife said I probably now have enough spices in me that when I'm cremated they'll smell me for miles, she can't wait to find out. She then added the look I gave her was one she'll never forget. I love this woman. Of course after that remark,I hit her over the head with a snow shovel and buried her where the snow plow would scrape her over to Lecter's collection. ;)

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BABBOY 4 years, 3 months ago

You are soooooooo impressive guest. I think I want your autograph...............moron

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grammaddy 4 years, 3 months ago

By staying inside and watching the storm. Didn't go out until yesterday, to dig out the rest of my car(after the sun had done the majority of the hard work). Bring on another one!

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 3 months ago

I knew my bunker would come in handy this year.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 3 months ago

Love. The familial unit was snowed in on the mountain, and only one Care Bear stare ray of love and good cheer was required. The Caring Meter was almost pegged on the rainbow side for 5 days..

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guest 4 years, 3 months ago

With the 37 inch snow/mud tires on my 9mpg 4x4 truck that the tree huggers hate. HA! Take that.

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