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From: "judith brown" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] The Snow and Temp Thread
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:08:05 -0500
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What does this have to do with S-I, Pittsburgh began as a small S-I village.
What they refer to as Pittsburgese does reflect the heritage. We have more
Presbyterian Churches than I can count. Many with Scotch or Irish names.

Linda cracks me up. And every so often we need a break from all the
seriousness.

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Hi Marilyn, They did okay with the snow removal in Massachusetts too, but
the moment you went into Connecticut the roads would always get bad. I guess
some people never learn <grin>. However NH definitely does okay with snow.
The biggest danger up there is drunken snowmobilers.

Those people in Georgia would scare me too <grin>. I have a four wheel drive
car. I get tired of hearing people's stories about how they can't get
around. Well if you bought a decent car (I think), you wouldn't HAVE these
problems. I stay off the streets as much as possible.

I'm not sure what this thread has to do with Scotch Irish, but it will die
off real soon. And complaining beats drinking and a few other things we've
wanted to do lately (slash tires, shoot neighbors, napalm the yard, etc).

My brother lives in Mt Vernon, Virginia, and there the city never plows his
dead-end street. He has a snow blower (being a Pennsylvania boy) and snow
blows it. He's the most popular guy on the street. If the mayor of
Pittsburgh had stayed home and snow-blowed his neighbors driveways, he'd be
much more electable today. A snowblower may be the new viagra <grin>.

Linda Merle

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Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:36:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [S-I] The Snow and Temp Thread

Linda, that made me laugh. You know I live in NH, but my son lives in
Georgia. He, of course, having grown up here, knows how to drive on ice and
in snow, but he is petrified of driving around Atlanta. He says people go
really fast on ice and then slam on their brakes...causing them to lose
control and skid. He hates to drive to work if it's snowing because people
just do crazy stuff and he's afraid they'll kill him because they don't know

how to drive in the winter.

Here, as soon as the snow starts, the plows and sanders get out and get
going, so it's very seldom that we don't have decent roads unless it's a
blizzard and the snow gets ahead of the plows, etc. Of course people who
come to NH to ski in the mountains expect to have good roads to get there
and in NH we depend on them spending plenty at the state liquor store where
alcohol is the cheapest anywhere, and on rooms and meals taxes. So...if the
roads weren't safe, those folks wouldn't come and we'd have a state sales or

income tax to make up for it.

What does this have to do with the S-I? Well, it's pertinent because of
course we are all frugal.

Marilyn
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Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [S-I] The Snow and Temp Thread


> Hi Judith, Don't know about the Mon, but the Allegheny has some ice but is

> largely free here, but I am sure it's different up north -- Kittanning,
> Clarion, etc.
>
> The average snowfall where I lived in Massachusetts was 80 inches a year,
> more than we have had, but in New England people know how to deal. No one
> does here.
>
> Linda Merle
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