Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/02/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: UK snowstorm
From: charlie at (Charlie Meyer)
Date: Mon Feb 2 17:26:42 2009
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A Englishwoman friend on a Basset Hound email list was wondering if  
Britain was the only nation who cannot handle 6 inches of snow. I  
assured her it was not the case at all.

I am a native of upstate NY long ago. When my son married up there  
last fall, his PharmD bride made it clear they were moving up there  
once the Northern Virginia housing market improves. Brendan had never  
seen winter north of the DC Beltway.  I told him I would buy him his  
first pair of snowshoes.

When several inches of snow covered the roads as I arrived in Athens,  
GA 25 years ago, a helpless panic that approximated the Second Coming  
gripped Jawja.

I told dear Rebecca how the Merkins in DC would deal with such a snow  
storm: Everyone piles into their 4WD 'Chelsea Tractors' and race to  
the Tesco to stock up on milk, lavy rolls, and 'family planning  
needs', so everything can close tightly for a few days.

She said the M25 round London was backed up fifty miles. I thought  
that was normal most times I was on the M25. Several weeks ago, an  
overturned beer truck backed up the M25.  Maybe Brits don't handle  
snow all that badly.

Photos of Morse the Basset Hound seems to show he was having a ball in  
the Chelmsford snow.

FWIW, when it snows here in the mountains, this Upstate Native wonders  
what possessed him to leave Honolulu.


On Feb 2, 2009, at 7:29 PM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> The news this evening was full of accounts of a "catastrophic"  
> snowstorm which buried London in a foot of snow. All activity in  
> London came to an abrupt halt save for snowball battles amongst  
> bankers and stockbrokers who couldn't get to their usual jobs of  
> cheating the public. This verifies my opinion that most Brits are  
> weather wimps. A foot of lake effect snow falls every winter day  
> before lunch in upstate NY, Vermont and New Hampshire. Buffalo and  
> Syracuse had over 100 inches so far this year and Punxitawny  Pete  
> promised another 6 weeks of winter to come.
> Can some UK photographers brave the snow with their Leicas and  
> document the trials and tribulations of snowbound Londoners? Perhaps  
> Gee Bee can show pictures of cross country skiers in the Lake Country.
> Larry Z
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Charlie Meyer
West Virginia Coordinator
Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, Inc. (BROOD)
Droolassic Park
Keyser, WV

Basset Hound Rescue: Work With Women. Pick Up Dogs.

Replies: Reply from charcot at (Charcot) ([Leica] Re: UK snowstorm)
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