December 24, 2017 • 1 Comment
10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow is predicted for this Christmas Eve which brings up concerns over driving conditions to and from family gatherings. So, I just wanted to say, (in a deep voice), "Now when I was your age ..."
I believe that this was the snowstorm where my dad (Percy) cleared a path from my grandfather's house down our road to the Oldcastle Side Road that had already been cleared by the snow plow so that he was able to go to work. North Talbot Road, Oldcastle, Sandwich South, Ontario, Canada circa 1960s
The snow had drifted too deep in front of our house to be cleared by our Ferguson tractor, but he was able to drive through it and clear a path from our neighbor (Harold Robinson) to Walker Road so that he could get to a specialist's appointment. Interestingly, he met up with someone else on a tractor that was clearing a path on the other side of Walker Road. I had a great time watching the double snow plow when it arrived,backing up and then accelerating into the snow drift in front of our house until it finally was able to get through.
These bring back memories. I remember another time when Ruth and I rode to Hurly's gas Station with uncle Charlie and my dad with a team of horses and our milk cans. There were high drifts along North Talbot and the eighth concession. We were in a bobsled behind the horses. Mr. McArthy picked up our milk and took it in to Walkerville.
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