Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas in Dixie

plow boy

This was the first white Christmas in Mayberry in over 100 years, so they say.   Dick and I made it safely over to Haley’s house for her annual Christmas morning brunch for the family, but it was slow going getting back home in the already accumulated snow.

Maytag Man turned plow man and spent the whole afternoon pushing snow off our driveway, the local road, a neighboring road…pulling folks out of ditches…and generally staying cold and wet!  Diane was up visiting sister Susie, now a neighbor, and they rewarded Dick (and lucky me) with a very nice dinner as thank you for clearing their road.  And maybe mainly for getting John and Mark safely up to the house???  Whatever, it was fun seeing them.  Diane and I met as roommates in Bethesda Memorial Hospital in FL when we birthed our first borns, um, just a few years ago.  Do we have a little history together?  You bet!

Brian’s truck had gotten stuck at the very top of that photo, and Jason had to pull him up several feet to get on level ground…while Dick was away clearing the main roads.  Everybody cooperates during times of bad weather.  And they TRY to stay home…and keep warm.  And hope/pray the power stays on!  Snow laden tree limbs are beautiful to the eye, but not so welcome when they break and fall onto power lines.

How did you spend Christmas Day?  Stay warm, y’all!


Sarge Charlie said...

stay warm

Haley D. said...

We have had several limbs fall- one right on the deck by the front door! The others appear to be dead limbs that needed to come down anyway. Hopefully there won't be any damage. My hubby is about to go out and ride the roads this AM to see how it is today after a bit more snow last night.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yesterday cat cooked SO much food for the whole crowd and they couldn't get there and the power went out so marty went and picked them all up and they had a blast and all spent the night. it was a great day for them after all...

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

Sounds like life in Mayberry! Dick's a good guy to do all that. We just love our handy guys!!!!

Sandee said...

What a wonderful way to work together getting the roads cleared. I don't want to live in snow country, but if I had to then it would be good neighbors that would make it doable.

We had a nice quiet and peaceful day. The toxic person wasn't here and there weren't any issues to deal with. It was a very wonderful day.

You and Dick stay warm and dry. Big hugs from sunny but cold California. :)

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!
Snow in such a lonely place is not for me...
Dick is un bravo ragazzo, he can everything, you are lucky!!!
I hope you had your freezer full!!!
Her rain til afternoon, tommorrow sun and colder, they say, and frost!
Buon lavoro!!!


Linda said...

Isn't it nice that you were there for history in the making? Or maybe not?!?

We've got some of your snow up here now and I suspect we'll be getting a lot of it. Unfortunately it's not just snow, though, and has turned over to sleet and freezing rain. Ugh!