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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.”

Comments

guest 5 years, 6 months ago

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

grammaddy 5 years, 6 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!

BMI 5 years, 6 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. ;)

Flap Doodle 5 years, 6 months ago

Lemurs in your trousers = warm & snuggly

Bill Lee 5 years, 6 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.

parrothead8 5 years, 6 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.

acg 5 years, 6 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. :)

looza 5 years, 6 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.

dajudge 5 years, 6 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.

Bassetlover 5 years, 6 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.

Ralph Reed 5 years, 6 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.

http://tinyurl.com/yj2k96h

Christine Anderson 5 years, 6 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.

Randall Barnes 5 years, 6 months ago

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