Monday, February 13, 2006

Snow Day #3!

As we were sledding yesterday a neighbor came and bull dozed the road the county. That brought to mind snow days as a kid. We didn't get a lot of snow in Nashville but we had a few days every year. One of the reasons we would have several was they didn't plow the side roads back then. They would just clear naturally. Now if we lived in a place that had constant snow I would understand the need to plow. Life must go on. But why must the roads be clear as soon as the snow hits? I know the fire and other emergency people need access tho I suppose 30 years ago people were helped. Maybe it is just because the cities and counties have the equipment (tho it must be a big salt/gravel bill). Or is it because so many people can't take a day off to enjoy themselves? I know so many people are driven by that almighty dollar but come on folks how many days do you get an excuse to stay home and be a kid again - and to play with your kids!? Leave the snow plows at home a day. Save some $$$. At least around here it will warm up quickly enough that you can get back to the grind soon enough.

1 comment:

Leslie Shelor said...

Yeah, I remember those days. I live on the Blue Ridge Parkway and when I was a kid they NEVER plowed it. So much fun to get out on that untouched road and walk and play. Now they spend the time to plow, even though the road is closed! Same with all these other country roads; the first flake and the plows and salt trucks are out.