Monday, December 21, 2009

Big snow Big show

Many of you will read this and say 20+ inches? What is the big deal? But here in Maryland 20 inches of snow is our normal snow fall totals. Where I live we felt the brunt of the storm and got the most of all surrounding areas. My unofficial yard stick in the snow just outside the shop door read 26". The airport, where weather is made official is about 4 miles away said it was 20.5".
Not sure how you see it but that looks like a lot more than 20.5" sitting on top of LuLu.
I love a big snow because all the neighbors pull together and work toward getting us cleared out. In Baltimore, when we get an inch the entire city comes to a grinding halt. Schools are closed and will most likely be for the rest of the week. My oldest has been saying "Christmas break came early this year, there really is a Santa Claus."
My youngest has been saying "Daddy I have stepped into the snow and I can't get out!!!"

Something that did warm my heart during the blizzard was my Mail Man coming on foot to bring the mail. He is getting a big gift this year. In his hand among the bills and junk mail was a copy of the Vintage Advantage. This is my last issue due to me resigning from the WBCCI. I really like the Vintage Advantage. This issue contained a very special photo.
Tim had been talking about how difficult it was to find a real beret. All he had been able to find were the polyester one that the Club now sells. I had bought vintage ones for Beth and I but she refused to wear it. It had been riding around in Anna for a few rallies. I went in the closet and presented it to Tim. There was a need and I was able to fill it. I made his day and his gratitude made mine. I really love that photo. I was riding on cloud nine at that moment. I had spent five days caravanning to Madison with very good friends. Dale Schwamborne had been riding with me telling me all kinds of great stories about his life, and it had been one super adventure up till this moment. We were all lined up to parade through the International rally grounds. It was 11 in the morning and we were all so glad to be there. This photo was taken a half hour before I went from club zealot to a disillusioned member.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Frank,I'm in the land of snow here, and I find it important to remove the snow load off the trailer before it starts to rain as that will get very heavy very fast. I have seen trailers with the roof bent in from snow load.