A Message from the South...about Snow

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pogo Realty, LLC BROK.0005690708

From a dear friend and fellow Southerner, Rusty Dempsey:


Dear Northern Friends (current and transplants),

Yes. We know. We know that you all grew up with ice and snow every winter. We all know that you still went to school with many feet of snow on the ground. We all have heard and seen on tv that some have had to crawl out of windows to get out of their houses after blizzards. That is or was your experience.

Many of your Southern friends have never had experiences like that. Us older folk have seen snow in slightly measurable amounts (1-3 inches is incredible for us) maybe 3-4 times in our lives. And, when those extremely rare times happened, it was like a miracle. You wake up to see everything covered in an inch or two of snow, and it looks like something from a movie.

We get out our pots and pans (who has a sled) and played and played and played knowing it was soon to disappear.

Today, as adults, we still get excited at the slightest idea that we may see the white stuff, or that the kids will be able to experience what we were able to experience a few times in our childhood.

So, when we post all over Facebook about sleet and snow and post photos of our car thermometers, just know that it comes from excitement.

I always compare snow in our area to seeing a Unicorn. Imagine how excited you would feel if you saw one of those in your yard.

Peace & Love,

Southern Boy

Posted by

Troy Jowers, New Orleans Realtor
Proudly brokered by Crescent City Living, LLC
Licensed in Louisiana

Comments (2)

Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Troy - or Rusty :-) - hope you'll read my post too! Yours is so true - and you forgot about the cardboard boxes that we break down for sliding, and the kids that make snow angels in the pitiful amount of snow with the grass peaking through. I'm not sure if this qualifies as 'lagniappe' but......it certainly is serendipity :-) Just be glad that all this will be only a memory by Mardi Gras!

Jan 29, 2014 05:51 AM
Troy Jowers
Pogo Realty, LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Realtor

So true, Susan! And happy Mardi Gras to you!

Jan 29, 2014 06:04 AM