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!