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Say it ain't snow
October 15, 2009 - Bill Speer
Friends have told me this is supposed to be a mild winter this year.
I can't say I have much faith in their knowledge.
Last Saturday, Oct. 10, while returning back to Alpena my wife and I ran into a snow squall near Houghton Lake that continued to Grayling. While the snow was little more than interesting and posed no problem, I thought to myself that "Geez, it was only Oct. 10 after all."
Two days later a business trip had me driving to Marquette Monday the 12th and for my U.P. leg of the trip, from St. Ignace on to Marquette, I drove in nothing but snow again. This time it was more irritating because the snow was sticking.
Tuesday morning I woke to several inches on the ground in Marquette. The front page of the afternoon newspaper contained pictures of several roll-over accidents from the snow and ice Tuesday morning - including one that closed a highway into the city for a period of time.
I don't know what your definition of "mild" is, but mine doesn't include two instances of driving through snow already, and it's only mid-October.
Whatever happened to a little frost on the pumpkin first?
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