Sunday, March 12, 2006
Today is the anniversary of "The Great White Hurricane," of 1888, one of the worst blizzards in American history. It lasted for 36 hours, killed 400 people, and dropped 40 inches of snow on NYC. Drifts were piled up to the second story windows, and frozen pigeons were dropping off window ledges like...well, pot pies, I guess, and people who weren't able to get to the market cooked them for dinner.
We here in Slick City had a blizzard of our own last week, a Great White Hurricane. Fortunately, ours only lasted 45 minutes, left 4 0r 5 inches of snow, and wrecked 200+ cars around town (20 of them sliding like snot down First South into one big pileup). Now, don't you wish you'd a been here to see it???