The Storm Cometh

The tree branches, bare except for a few sprigs of mistletoe, in the backyard are stark reminders that we are still firmly in the grips of Ol’ Man Winter. The breeze, freshening out of the north is coolish, but not yet uncomfortable in short sleeves thanks to the weak warmth of the Sun.

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It’s hard to imagine that a winter storm is expected tonight. Snow, 2 to 3 inches, is expected. This is going to make the morning commute treacherous. We, as Southerners, are not accustomed to driving in the white stuff. This, coupled with the fact that a major portion of the interstate highway system being closed for construction should make for some interesting road accidents. I’m sure happy I won’t be traveling to work during this mess!

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Already schools have begun to announce closures. The supermarkets will be filled with shoppers gathering their milk and bread supplies in anticipation of the storm. It’s hard to imagine that the average household doesn’t have enough provisions to get them through a day or two of rough weather, isn’t it? But there they’ll be, frantic and wild-eyed emptying the shelves. I imagine shop owners are ecstatic over the increased sales when we get forecasts like this.

So, I’ll hunker down and enjoy the show.

About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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2 Responses to The Storm Cometh

  1. jaysquires says:

    You will tell us how it turned out, Jim? I think there’s a tad bit of Thoreau in your bones the way you are so intimately connected with nature. And those photographs … were they yours? If so, you live in God’s country. Embrace the snow!
    Jay
    http://septuagenarianjourney.com/

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