Living in Boston is a wonderful thing if you love the seasonal changes because we have everything. Included is the fact that sometimes we do get buried with snow in the winter.
The total amount of snowfall on average for Boston is around 38″ and we have already surpassed that this season and the heaviest snow fall time is just starting. Boston usual gets hit hardest from Jan 20 to Feb 15th according to the meteorologists. Well I am really tired of it this year.
Yesterday, Jan 18th, the snow started falling at 6:45am here in sunny Malden, a suburb about 6 miles north of Boston . It didn’t stop snowing until around 5PM.
At that time outside my back door I stuck a ruler into the snow and it was 11″ deep. Now the TV stations reported that Boston had between 6 and 8 inches. Not so here. At about 10:00 PM it started snowing again and this morning I used a yardstick and it was now 17″ deep. So now the work begins.
As a youth I loved to grab my shovel and go out and earn a few dollars helping the neighbors shovel but those days seem to have passed. I asked the young boy that lives across the road what he would want to shovel out my front and back steps and he said” He Mr Willinger that is a big job, I want $85.00″ a very enterprising kid. I passed on his offer and have just come inside after shoveling myself.
Here are some pictures of today’s snow fall with my walks shoveled and around my car. The driveway still has yet to be done. That’s Old Man Winter!!!
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2008 by Dan Willinger
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