The End of the World is nigh — 5 Comments

  1. I remember the white stuff from 1947, 1960’s and 1980’s. Not much fun, but very few problems. In reality, it made driving difficult but not impossible. Just had to remember the warnings, drive carefully and always carry an ex-army colapsible shovel, blankets and emergency food/drink supplies. (I still do). The latter usually consisting of brandy, whiskey and any other spirit you might fancy.

    Oh happy days if you found yourself (even temporarily) in a snowdrift! But then the police were far more understanding when they dug you out. So sad I moved to the extreme South of England, with virtually no record of snow. Should I go back to Newcastle-upon-Tyne? Or enjoy this odd climate of sun and heat? At least I can enjoy my friends’ problems from a distance.

    • ’47 was a bit before my time but I well remember the great freeze of ’62.  ’82 wasn’t a bad year either.  I don’t remember anything to beat those since though.  Seeing as I live at the top of a [very] steep hill I tend to notice such things as icy roads and heavy snowfall.  We actually haven’t had much snow here since the year Herself bought me a set of snow clamps for my boots.  Who says climate can’t be influenced by small events?

  2. Shit Grandad, we have had earthquakes, floods and assorted mayhem. I’m waiting for the plague of ferrets and then I’m assured of the second coming. Take your pick from assorted religions, various.

    • Indeed you have.  Our meeja just wouldn’t be able to cope with all that.  Today they are pleading for people to send in photographs of snow presumably to demonstrate how serious it all is.  The fact that they can’t see any from their own windows sort of indicates that there is very little of the stuff actually around.

  3. Late to the table as always, we folks in the NorthEast Kingdom of Vermont just got our first snow of the season (it’s a bit late but not very) and the forecasters pretty much announced the same thing. It’s a bit ironic that some places in southern New England (MA, CT) got up to 18 inches while up here by the Canadian border have a around 2 inches on the ground. Go figure.

    End of the world indeed.

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