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Blizzard of ’78 – Remember where you were?

February 6, 2013

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78.  For those of us of a certain age…ahem…do you remember where you were?

I was a freshman at UNH.  Back then the only technology in our dorm rooms was a stereo turntable, so I had no idea that a blizzard was forecasted.  I got my weather reports by looking out the window.

The day after the storm dumped over two feet of snow on New Hampshire, I woke early for an 8 a.m. class.  I peeked out the window and saw a lot of snow, pulled on my boots, winter coat, hat, gloves and left my dorm for my Spanish class.  I remember that I tucked my head down into my coat and trudged through thigh-deep snow.  It never occurred to me that I didn’t see a single person walking to class.  I arrived to an empty classroom.  I sat down and waited.  And waited.  And waited…and I waited.

It finally dawned on me:  School is cancelled!  Holy smokes, I thought, what a bunch of sissies for cancelling college classes just because of a snow storm! Guess that goes to show what a tough lot we northern New Hampshire girls are!

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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