My home town in Pennsylvania got killed with snow

@ramapo17 (24114)
Melbourne, Florida
March 14, 2017 10:05pm CST
Todays blizzard is leaving so much snow in many areas and I am so happy we went south and missed the huge amount of snow. The Pocono Mountains were hit really bad and are still having more coming down. So far they have almost 30 inches of snow where I lived. When we were still living there we had a big storm like that but not as much as 30 inches. It took us days to get the walkways and driveway cleaned up. We didn't have a tractor but we had a push snowplow. I kind of miss those days. Great exercise.
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@JudyEv (123426)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar 17
The trouble is that 'great exercise' when we were younger becomes 'extreme exertion' as we age.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
You are right @JudyEv. Just talking about all the things we did when we were young can take my breathe away. Sometimes when I look back I think how crazy I use to be.
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@JudyEv (123426)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
@ramapo17 I'm sure many of us used to get so much done in a day or a week. It's a bit sad really to realise how much we've slowed down.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Mar 17
@JudyEv Luckily the house doesn't get dirty or messy with just the two of us.
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• Bangalore, India
15 Mar 17
Hope things turn better
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
Did you ever see snow?
• Bangalore, India
16 Mar 17
@ramapo17 many a times madam
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• Bangalore, India
16 Mar 17
@abhinalstrikr but the blessed part of it
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• United States
15 Mar 17
There are more fun ways to exercise than shoveling snow - which can kill by the way! The Poconos is a place where it should snow!
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill You are right. That is where the winters come alive with all the winter sports. We lived right near Shawnee on the Delaware and so many winter sports. My daughter and I had my 3 year old grandson on ski's there. He liked the ride up the mountain better than skiing.
• United States
16 Mar 17
@ramapo17 I don't miss the snow at all. We get a big kick out of the southerners panicking when we get six snow flakes. I was never one for winter - I hate being cold.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill I always loved all the winter sweaters and clothing. I loved sleigh riding with lots of people on the big hills in front of our house. Everyone would get on the sleds at the top of our street and ride all the way down 2 blocks right in front of my house.
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@PatZAnthony (12663)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Mar 17
Does anyone really miss the days of snow once they don't have to deal with it? We have no love for the winter season here and hope there will be no more snow here this season.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
I really miss the snow and brisk cold air. I am a weird one. I did get a chance to visit up north for Christmas and we had snow twice while I was there. I loved it.
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@PatZAnthony (12663)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Mar 17
@ramapo17 Some just do love it. And then there's me.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony That is what makes the world interesting. Different people with different likes and dislikes. How boring it would be if we all liked and did the same thing. We would be robots.
@UncleJoe (9971)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Mar 17
Shoveling snow was as much fun as splitting cords and cords of firewood with an 8 pound axe and a 10 pound mall. I don't think I could live through either now.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
@UncleJoe We use to split wood also for our fireplace. I loved my fireplace. I am also glad I don't have one now.
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@UncleJoe (9971)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 Mar 17
@ramapo17 I split and sold it by the pickup load as sort of a third job. I had a family to feed.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
@UncleJoe There is nothing in the winter like the smell of a burning fireplace.
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@responsiveme (16500)
• India
16 Mar 17
Lots of news about snow fall.Never seen snow like that in my neck of the woods.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Mar 17
@responsiveme You don't know what you are missing. Do you want me to toss you a snowball?
@Freelanzer (9007)
• Canada
15 Mar 17
That is a lot of snow. Wish you all the best. Great that fyou were able to get away.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Mar 17
Did you get any snow in Canada last weekend?
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Mar 17
I came from South Dakota at age 29 and never went back had my fill of snow and below zero cold temps now In Calfornia and here I stay lol lol
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Mar 17
I always loved a good snow storm. I love the smell in the air and the beauty of the crisp white snow but as I got older I don't like the shoveling and work it takes to clean up after a big storm. Funny how age changes our whole way of thinking @Hatley.
@Tampa_girl7 (25740)
• United States
19 Mar 17
I also miss the snow since I've been living down south
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