Jan. 13, 1923
I've been scaning vintage photos and putting them
on the computer.
The above photo is a 2 horse power snow plow clearing
a street in Moncton, NB in 1923.
It must have been a huge storm and they sure didn't
have the means to plow the streets like we do today.
Of course there wasn't the car traffic like today.
Huge snowbanks lined walk ways into houses and
the streets too.
Even when I was a youngster there were huge snowbanks
and if one stood on the top we thought we could almost touch the
power lines! Winters were a lot more severe in the past.
Whether it's global warming or not, our weather is changing.
This photo was from 1952. I don't know who the
children are but it's in front of my grandmother's house.
The streets were obviously plowed and the snowbanks
were still high.
My sister Margaret, brother John, and me - 1958
Even in the 1950's and through the 1970's we got
a lot of snow. I remember one Christmas in 1970 it
started snowing on Christmas Eve in the morning.
By Christmas day the city was at a standstill with snow
clogged streets. People couldn't get out anywhere.
Snowmobiles were called out to help transport sick
people to the hospital as the ambulances couldn't get out.
We were storm stayed for that Christmas and didn't get
out to our aunt and uncle's for dinner. My friend
and his sister snowshoed to our house from across
the city to visit us though. :)
Our winters have changed and this winter has been an
easy one so far. The snowmobile trails in our area aren't
open yet due to lack of snow. Our son is not amused.
This is my late father-in-law trying to rescue a deer from
deep snow in 1963. The poor deer could
Have you ever seen a photo like this before?
Hubby pulling Ewan on our little bit of snow 2 weeks ago.
We do have a few more inches on top of this now.
How's your winter going? Is the weather different from that
of your childhood?
I have beef stew in the slow cooker and it smells really
good. I'll be making biscuits to go with it. Yum!
Good cold weather comfort food.
I hope you are having a blessed week.