River Hills golf course, Little River, South Carolina. January 25, 2000.
We got caught in some snow and ice on our way home from the grocery snow today. It got to be interesting for a while, but we made it home safe and sound. Of course the schools in the county closed early (at 10a.m.) before the bad weather got here.
That got me to thinking — when was the last time I got off because of snow?
I honestly don’t remember missing school because of snow when I was growing up in northern Indiana. I do remember lots of snow as a youngster, but I also remember snowplows quickly clearing the roads. I may have missed some days when in elementary school, but I honestly don’t remember any.
I know I didn’t miss any school because of snow while I was in high school. Although I lived out in the country, the high school was a city school and they NEVER closed. If the buses didn’t run, I went to school anyway — Dad felt we lived close enough for me to walk. I got a perfect attendance award when I graduated.
When I went to college almost all students lived on campus — no snow days. I taught high school in Cleveland, Ohio, after graduating — they always had school.
We had snow when I taught in North Carolina and Ohio, but both of those colleges were resident colleges, so the students were on campus and no snow days.
Now that I think of it, I can think of only one day when I missed work because of snow — January 25, 2000. What made that day memorable was that at the time I was working at a company in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! I was just about to the plant when I heard on the radio that the plant was closed for the day and that no one should try to come in to work since the building would be locked. So I did what any kid would do — I went home and went out in the snow. That’s when I took the picture above on the River Hills golf course in Little River, South Carolina. It was the first snow on the Grand Strand in ten years.