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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. Charlie 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 > > _______________________________________________ > Leica Users Group. > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > 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.