Snowbound

Last Update: December 06, 2014

The heavy snowfall in Buffalo NY reminded me of my childhood in Timmins Ontario in the early 40's I can remember helping shovel a 6 to 7 foot deep path from our front door to the street. I lived in Timmins from 1936 until Dec I945. Timmins is situated 429 miles north of Toronto, as isolated as it was in the 30's the population was around 30,000 and was quite well developed with good school system, shopping, movie theatres, medical care, fire and police protection. Population is now over 43,000. The Country singer Shania Twain was raised in Timmins,

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feelfree33 Premium
I'm a Michigander and I just love the snow, it is Articat heaven.
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Sui_generis Premium
It's ok to be snowbound sometimes..........like when you're a kid and there's no school. I grew up in upstate NY and I used to pray for those days. It was also nice when the closed the government down. See the common thread......I got to do what I wanted to do on those snowbound days. I also remember shoveling those paths and they're not fun. I have a feeling we might be looking at more of those days soon.
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geney33 Premium
Thank you for the comment Sui_generis. When you're a kid it can be fun but when you get old it's just a lot of work. That's why I now live in Florida. Gilles
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Sui_generis Premium
I lived in FL for several years but missed the 4 seasons. I still have a house there but it's rented out.
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rasia1960 Premium
Your blog brings back allot of memories where I grew up. I lived in the Belleville/Kingston area of a little place called Wellington in Prince Edward County. I can remember growing up with snow 5 to 6 feet deep. That was a typical winter. I"ve saw winters when you were trapped inside your house for 3 or 4 days because if you went outside, you wouldn"t be able to see the hand in front of your face. The winters we see now are nothing compared to what they use to be, at least where I live now Thanks for the post
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geney33 Premium
Hi Rasia, I've driven through you're area on 401 in a blizzard a few times on my way to visit family in Hamilton from St, Bruno Qc. lots of fun LOL. Gilles
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rasia1960 Premium
Thanks Gene, That is a blizzard area for sure
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PhyllisE1 Premium
I'm glad I live in Georgia where it seldom snows. I think it's beautiful but only from the inside looking out. LOL!!! Best wishes Gene.
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geney33 Premium
Hi Gene, same with me I live in Fort Myers FL. Gilles
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Michelle04 Premium
All I can say is that sometimes being snowbound is ok, gives one time to work on their website! :) Michelle
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