If you’re reading this today you have power.
For those of you immersed in blizzard 2015 who are lucky enough to be able to turn on your computer? I thought I might entertain you with just a bit with blizzard lore. Maybe you’d rather read about sunny climes right now, but sometimes misery loves company. So for your entertainment (?) here are some tidbits I found for you:
The Chicago Blizzard of 1967 details a blizzard that could possibly have been worse than this one. And apparently hundreds of school children thought it was great fun. Sound like fun to you?
Of course Chicago’s not the only town with blizzard history. Denver has blizzards, too. Read about one from a child’s perspective.
Want something a little juicier? Here’s a true story about a New York politician, a sex scandal and the blizzard of 1888.
Do you have blizzard stories yourself? We’d like to hear them. Any blizzard past or present.
Lighten up you say? Well, those were the “lightest” blizzard stories I could find. But okay, let’s try a few jokes. These are adapted from the website Jokes4Us.com.
Can you tell me what an “ig” is? Of course I can. An ig is an ice house without a “loo.”
Know any Gangsta Snowmen? There’s always Froze-T.
Seen any Snowmen with six packs? You missed the best one. The abdominal snowman just breezed by.
I can’t start my car to go to work. Got any ideas? Sure, you can always go by icicle.
Please, enough of that, yes?
How about an explanation of the word “blizzard.” Here’s a piece written for students studying English as a second language. Did you ever think about all the idioms that contain the word “snow?” Now you will.
And finally, here’s one thing most of us will never have to face. Five stories about moms giving birth during blizzards.
Come to think of it I wrote a story about a character give birth during a blizzard. Yep, I did. Do you know that book? First person in the U.S. or Canada who gets the title right will receive an autographed novel. So put on your thinking cap. Leave a comment on this blog (not on Goodreads, please but right here) with your answer.
For the record, no purchase is necessary. Search carefully and you can find the answer in reviews of this particular story. Good luck.
Put on your winter cap, too, and please, please stay inside and stay warm.
Blizzard 2015, be gone.
I’m rooting for all of you.
UPDATE: Two readers correctly answered Endless Chain as an Emilie Richards novel with a blizzard birth. But guess what? There’s a second! (An older book.) So guess again for another chance at an autographed novel. And truly, if you think of a third novel I wrote with that scenario? I’ll begin to worry.