Blizzard of 1888

Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:53 am

Today marks the anniversary of the great blizzard. It started with mild weather such as we have today.
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/blizzard1.html
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: theo On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:56 am

Amazing franco,, Hope we dont see anything like that! :shock:
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:17 pm

I'm thinking maybe parts of Europe got it this year, not to wish it on anyone but it would be nice if it stayed there for awhile.
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:03 pm

Thanks FrancoB...last year it was the tsunami in Japan on this date...that was not good either...nor will it be for several decades, if ever. Those damned Coal fired plants are SOOOOOO dangerous. Shutter them all! :bang: :bang: :eek2: :mad3: :sick: Clean coal.....ever hear of a dosimeter near a coal plant? Perhaps if it were in NH and the radon levels were excessive.....I did support nukie power, but sure like other safer forms now. Learning curve....we all have one to deal with.

Sam, Freetown Fred said he WAS THERE; just a young boy, but haven't the years been kind to him! I wonder if it brings back memories.....of days gone by......5 miles to school, up hill both ways, rags on his feet, nearly naked.....bet the ones that did have a wagon, didn't have chrome spinners on the 32's keeping the folks out of the mud.....those were the days.....King Coal was about to explode on the scene and show bad manners with his greedy rein of power.....
Coal was HUGE back then, and I'm sure his tiny hands were blackened playing in the coal bin. He still frets over the Civil War, so this brings new meaning to the phrase If you are not living on the EDGE, you are taking up too much space!

Europe has been getting hammered this winter, and we are the lucky ones for a change. I don't dare ask how the degree days are doing, because I've heard all kinds of stories about oil burners running out on auto-fill. Frozen pipes are no fun....
The oil and propane companies use a software to predict refilling cycles...for efficiency. Auto-fill needs no software.....drive up fill it up whenever you are around. ....however the wireless laptop in the Denali SAYS: No Fill this Week..so the guys head to the local cop shop (Dunkin Dounuts for us up here, perhaps same where you are) to relax.....

Lots of zero-start boiler questions this season, bet in 1888 that wasn't a problem. Not much power anywhere. Mining was a hand work job, and life was hard.....and there were NO entitlements. Families and Communities dealt with in on their own....hmmmmm 120 years later they legislate WHAT, HOW, and WHO will take charge of something you should do yourself. There's an idea for ya! Today we have no-show jobs and all the entitlements we can legislate......especially if you weren't born here. Wait, that isn't how it was in 1888........Perhaps they were on to something....history is NOT repeating itself is it?
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:35 pm

Ahhh yes, and just a wee warrior I was, breaking snow from one long house to the next making sure the elders were OK. :clap: toothy Great post franco b
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:49 pm

Whistlenut, you had me wondering for a second there as to where the cops hang out & then I realized we don't have much of either so just maybe one doesn't exhist without the other. Last time we called 911 the wife got a state trooper that was in a chase on Rt.79 & said it would be awhile, that was a Sat. or Sunday & Tuesday we got a call asking if we still needed an officer. We kind of learned to take care of our own & everyone helps their neighbors out, for the donuts (not that I need them) I'm guessing 24 miles to Wal Mart if I would really want one. Unless we are lucky enough to have the Amish doing something to help another family out they will usually have homemade donuts that are to die for, at least help you on your way anyhow. Don't think I could go back to city living, as for Fred I'm not far behind him.
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:49 pm

Sorry double post.
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Re: Blizzard of 1888

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:00 pm

samhill wrote: I'm guessing 24 miles to Wal Mart if I would really want one.

I just measured the distance to ours: 24 miles to Lowes, 25 miles to Walmart, and 26 miles to the hospital.
We love the country living. SHould it ever snow THAT much, our tractor will dig us out, and as many of the nieghbors as I can get to.
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