Watching the last flakes of snow melt away into the history books; it is easy to remember the Caltrans crews working 24-hour shifts, Wrightwood dwellers digging out walkways to get to daily business, with no relief in sight other than the laughs and screams of our children playing in the fresh excess of snow. Everybody knew the frosty stuff would eventually disappear, but it couldn’t be soon enough. With an average of 61.8 inches of snow yearly, you might be hard-pressed to find a Tri-Community local who didn’t think we broke records this season. Now, here we are with soaring temperatures and sweat-dripping humidity. Our “Champagne Climate” may need a slight cooling off with the current monsoonal moisture. Now the snow is gone, even the tiniest spots from atop the highest mountain bringing us back to the dog days of summer; maybe a little prose can chill things down a bit.
Snow Day, Snow Play
By T.A. Graydon
Snow day, snow play, school is out today.
Snow day, snow play, get out the sled, get out the sleigh.
Snow day, snow play, snowball coming your way.
Snow day, snow play, bundle up; it’s a Snow Day.
Workday, school day, not today, not today.
Work today, not today, not on a Snow Day.
No way snow play, not another Snow Day
Too many Snow Days just get in the way.
Snow day, Snow Day, come back another day.
So much outside to do today.
Work today, work today,
Work today for a Snow Day.
Snow Day, Snow Day, we all live for a Snow Day.