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A ‘Throwback Thursday’ Story About Snow

My driveway today

Who here is old enough to remember the “Storm of the Century” back in March 1993? It oddly happened exactly 21 years ago  as this storm rolling through now. A ‘Throwback Thursday’ and an “on this day” post all in one.

I was 21 and living in Saint John while taking broadcasting at the now gone Atlantic Broadcast Centre. I remember a foot or more of snow that day easily. A lot has changed in the last 21 years. Back then my roommates and I polished off a case or, as Canadians say, a “two-four” of Moosehead while watching the snow fall. Hungover the next morning for kicks and giggles, we took out my roommate’s jeep and did donuts in the road. I guess he was testing his 4WD and e-brake and we had fun.

Twenty-one years later during this storm, I white-knuckled driving yesterday into work; last night driving home was much better but my attitude has totally changed. Not sure if it’s my experiences with driving in snow, the responsibilities I now have or age that made me boring and sensible but here I am.

Actually yesterday I almost went off the road on the Hallowell-Litchfield Rd on my way into work, thankfully there was a snow bank to through back onto the pavement. No harm, no damage but still a little scary losing control.

Now, I never drink if there is a chance of a power outage because I may have to drive to warmth. I never do donuts in the snow, well almost never but it would have to be a vacant large parking lot with flat pavement to attempt.

We think we’re invincible when we’re young. We think we’ll survive anything and thankfully we did.

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