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Thoughts after reading another's BLOG

Friday, December 21, 2012

I wrote this after I read another sparkers blog about being snowed in and it brought back this memory I shared with her. Now I will share it with you too.
Mt friend said she loved the snow even when it was very deep in her area today.
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Most days I love it too. We came from England and there was not much snow there, more rain than here for sure.
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Our first year here I was pregnant, we had a few feet of snow and our picture window was almost covered by a snow drift. The neighbor called on the phone and asked if we could see out of the window. I said no there is a drift there, she informed me it was not a drift it was mostly that deep everywhere. I had a major melt down panic attack, poor DH handled it well. He reassured me he would get me to the hospital if needed. He called around asking about ambulance service.
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That was when we discovered there was NO AMBULANCE SERVICE IN AUGUSTA MAINE--OOPS!!
We were told when he asked the question, “Where do we call for an ambulance if I need to take my wife to the hospital she is pregnant.”
ANSWER !!!!!!
"You have to call the funeral home for ambulance service"- when he told me that I almost needed the Hearse instead.
Within a couple of years the city had ambulance service and neither one of us needed to ride in the hearse.
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After almost 50 years here, I am used to the snow and like my friend I can find the beauty and serenity in every flake and every deep snow fall. I don't even mind clearing it when it's light and fluffy. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRAVELUTE 1/4/2013 9:47PM

    I'm a Florida native. I've managed to be in snow, been snowed in in NC, and couldn't get out to ge to the Nutcracker in Cleveland. Later we found the 3 foot high snow fall covering the roads was only local. We could have walked to public transportation 3 blocks away and gotten to the performance.

It's always such a new experience for me, it's always a lark. I DO worry about being here in the cold (NC) and having the power go out. At least then I'd have a story to tell about how I packed up and left for Florida two weeks early.

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TXGRANDMA 12/27/2012 11:03PM

    I remember the 10 foot drifts from when we lived in Michigan! Now, everyone in Texas panicks if there is an INCH! What a change! emoticon

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JUSTYNA7 12/24/2012 5:47PM

    Oh what a memory!

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CHALLENGER15 12/23/2012 8:49AM

    DD was born during an ice storm. I had forgotten about that; she will turn 24 in a few days.

The funeral home? Oh, my! Glad there is ambulance service now!

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RD03875 12/22/2012 11:48PM

    What a GREAT blog, but LOL about calling the funeral home. I so miss the snow!

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TERRI289 12/22/2012 9:45PM

    Beautiful attitude!!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/22/2012 9:39PM

    i'm not a fan of snow. It is very pretty but it limits my outdoor time which I dearly love. You have learned to adapt to it well.

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DOWNEASTLASS 12/22/2012 7:26PM

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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LITTLEWIND53 12/22/2012 6:50PM

    Wow, that sure would have been a story to tell your kids and grandkids..... lol

Glad service got better and you never had to use the hearse.....


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UUCEEJAY 12/22/2012 3:25PM

    Glad you have better services today. I do like the snow even when we have a lot of it, but that hasn't happened lately. I do not like to drive in it.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/22/2012 11:21AM

    OH my goodness! That would NOT inspire much confidence having to call the funeral home for an ambulance! YIKES! Glad you nor DH needed neither!

Merry Christmas to you & Fred and HUGS!

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NEEDSHELP52 12/22/2012 10:25AM

    Pat, that was a good story. :) I do like the snow but am not fond of the cold that comes with it. :( Glad you didn't need the hearse! Hugs, Terry

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LEANJEAN6 12/22/2012 9:17AM

    LOL--I didn't realize it was about me=--LOL-----So good!!! And this blog you wrote is so interesting-Lynda emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 12/22/2012 8:04AM

    Glad you never had to use the hearse! Good Story. emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/22/2012 7:53AM

    Ha! Pat, that's a great story!! That would have been an experience!!! Have a great Saturday!

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GOANNA2 12/22/2012 7:46AM

    I love the story about the hearse. You lived to tell the tale.
I wish I could have just emoticon one snow flake right now. I loved
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WOWEETOO 12/22/2012 7:28AM

    lol pat that's always the way i felt about
s always been one of my favorite things for sure
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123ELAINE456 12/22/2012 6:54AM

  Thank You for Sharing Your Story about the Hearse and the Snow. I would have a Major Panic Attack too. I Love Reading Your Blogs Everyday. Just don't stop sending them. I really do miss not having them. Love The Story .God Bless You and DH. Have a Teriffic Day. Take Care. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

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ROSEWCI 12/22/2012 5:55AM

    emoticon There's a season for everyone, I say! EnJOY those flakes & stay safe! emoticon

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NASFKAB 12/22/2012 4:14AM

  lovely story enjoyed it look forward to them thanks

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LUNADRAGON 12/22/2012 2:05AM

    Wow! I worried about snow when awaiting my younger son. We adopted son # 1, so when I was pregnant, I was anxious - and he was due late December/January, right about now, and we had so many storms. He arrived in early January, and luckily we did not have to face severe storms that day. I had to chuckle about the hearse too. I might have been appalled at it. Quite a story, Pat.
Merry Christmas, my friend.


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BRENDAGAIL9 12/22/2012 12:54AM

    When I was first married we lived in Nebraska and winter came and I had never seen so much snow. Then we moved to Kansas. My son was born in Colby, KS on April 10, 1961. I went into labor early that morning. My husband had cleared the snow from around the car when he got home from work the evening before, just in case. So I woke him up and he threw on his clothes and ran out to start the car and the snowplow had been by and almost covered the car with snow. He was able to clear it off and I got to the hospital and three hours later my son was born.

Your story is hilarious and glad you didn't have to ride in the hearse to the hospital. I would have been having mass panic attacks with all that snow.

I really enjoy reading your blogs every night. In fact, I look forward to reading them before I go to bed. Keep them coming!

Brenda in Chehalis, WA

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GRACEISENUF 12/22/2012 12:23AM

    Your hearse story made me chuckle but I am sure it wasn't funny at the time. I see pictures of snow and I long to be "in it" since we don't get it in the part of Cali I live in. I did however get to see it a little over a week ago near Yosemite and it was sure lovely. My daughter loved playing outside and taking pics with her i phone.


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DIANESAV1 12/22/2012 12:16AM

    Thankfully we don't have snow like that anymore. I like that story. I never heard any stories about no ambulances. That is priceless. Thanks for sharing.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/22/2012 12:06AM

    About 3 years ago we ahd a bad snow storm and about 3 feet of snow. this was my first experience of snow. Hard for me to ahndle and we couldn't drive because of the ice. We are up 2 hills. We were pretty low on food. We are getting ready to purchase a ew freezer so this doesn't ahppen again. I hope you and your DH never ahve a stranded situation in the snow

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EVWINGS 12/21/2012 11:54PM

    We had some snows like that when I lived in OH. i never did well with the cold so rarely could stay out in it very long. It was pretty watching out the window - at first. I really disliked when it started to get gray and dirty. Yuk! I smiles about the hearse. When I first started at the PD, that was our ambulance service, too. Within 2-3 years we had our own ambukances at all three stations and EMT's to cover them.

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