Friday, February 25, 2011

Big snow

This winter is shaping up to be a record breaker.  I wonder how it will compare to the notorious "Winter of the Big Snow" that I heard so much about as I was growing up in Danvers.

 I often heard the adults speak of  it: The Winter of the Big Snow  -- as if there had been only one.  It was always mentioned when anyone asked about the barn foundation at the bottom of the ski hill.  The barn roof had collapsed during the Winter of the Big Snow.     I think that was 1948.

Here's a undated photo that is probably from that winter of the Big Snow:

Jean and I are sitting at the top of a huge snowbank by our grandparents' house.

It looks as though we've been sliding down the face of the bank  -- quite a long slide for little girls like us.    Whee!  The clothing we're wearing matches other photos from winter 1947/48.  Our ages were then about 2 1/2 and 4 1/2.

A Google search on the phrase "winter of the big snow" brings up tales of various big snow winters:

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