Memories of Past Snowfalls in Northern Virginia

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Real Estate Agent with FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage

 

I have to admit to some ambivalence about the heavy snow storms that have dumped close to two feet of snow from the North Carolina mountains to Boston in the last couple of weeks.

We experienced several major snowfalls when we lived in the Washington D.C. area ... and I miss them because they brought the hectic life of a major metropolitan area to a halt. People were forced to cope with the storms effect and it was always satisfying to stoke up the fire, drink hot chocolate and watch the snow as it blanketed the trees and ground.

If our experience is any guide, there was little toliet paper, milk and other necessities left in the stores in the Washington D.C. area.The first snowflake brings a certain panic and a run on the grocery and hardware stores. Shovels fly out of your local hardware shop.

Of course snow storms aren't all fun and games and in many isolated communities, especially along the spine of the Appalachia mountains, people can be faced with serious challenges.

So, I miss the beauty, stillness and neighborhood camaraderie associated with such snowfalls. I am actually glad that I now live in the wine region of Northern California were we don't have them!

So to all my friends along the Eastern seaboard, Enjoy your holidays and the snow. HO - HO - HO!

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Kathleen Bonham

Vintage Home Specialist

Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol

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Craig Richardson
National Realty - McLean, VA

Kathleen, it was certainly fun around Christmas.  It's getting a little old though, I have to admit.  I'm afraid we haven't seen the last of the snow for the year either.

Dec 29, 2009 01:25 AM #1
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kathleen bonham
FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage - Santa Rosa, CA

Craig...I think your're right. Thanks for commenting...Happy New Year...!

Dec 29, 2009 01:30 AM #2
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The storm last week was the kind you used to enjoy. It did bring the region to a standstill as it always does.   

Dec 29, 2009 01:30 AM #3
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Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

Nothing like a Northern Virginia early snowstorm to make you realize that you want to be somewhere else when those white flakes start falling.

Dec 29, 2009 03:00 AM #4
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kathleen bonham
FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage - Santa Rosa, CA

Who ever left comment #3..thanks for the comment. I know I would have enjoyed that one!

Hi Pat..you are too funny! Thanks for comment.

Dec 29, 2009 03:13 AM #5
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Comment #3 was from a "non-member" (or a member who forgot to sign in before leaving a comment.  I've never lived in a snow area.  I've been to the snow, and enjoy going, and taking my kids, but have never had to dig my car out, or get stuck inside.  I think it would be fun (for a while)

Dec 29, 2009 07:34 AM #6
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kathleen bonham
FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage - Santa Rosa, CA

Hi Jim....thanks for clarification...Yes..it is fun for awhile..after that....not so fun!

Dec 29, 2009 07:52 AM #7
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Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

Have only been in a few big snowstorms and as long as the power holds it is ok.  After that not so much.

Dec 31, 2009 08:35 AM #8
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kathleen bonham
FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage - Santa Rosa, CA

HI Gene....Not having power is really no fun and can be scary...especially when temperatures are low for days.  Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2010 12:55 AM #9
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