> The Christmas gumbo is on, the house smells good with the cooking for
LOL Hmmm ... wonder if Home Depot has any snow shovels?
Actually, I didn't see your post until after my post. All the neighborhood
kids are out trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Might be another
16 years before they get the chance again.
Amazing what a few snow flurries on the Gulf Coast will do to everyone's
attitude ... even the corner neighbors are being nice this morning.
Merry Christmas, Leon!
I lived there during the Great Christmas Freeze in 1983. Or 1984. One of
those years. There was lots of damage from broken copper pipes and
exploding electric water heaters.
There's nothing uglier than a palm tree that's died from freeze. Well,
excpet maybe LOT'S of dead palm trees.
Well, at the moment I appreciate it more than you realize. ;>)
Gumbo on Christmas is a family tradition and, since it's always better the
next day, with the expected 24F tonight I'll be able 'refrigerate' it out on
the back porch tonight without having to pack the big pot in ice overnight.
We're looking for 70 by Tuesday ... sounds downright warm at the moment.
Merry Christmas ...
Want a hill in Houston? ... used to be on Jackson just off Allen Parkway
going NW. Haven't been there in years, but, depending upon which way you
were headed, the road plunged down the side of a real "hill" back in the old
days ... of course the developers have probably leveled it off by now.
It's either that, Miller Outdoor Theater in Herman Park, or the ship channel
I have a vivid memory re: "hills in Houston" from when I lived there
It had rained hard for a long time and the low areas had flooded (there's a
shock). On the evening news, they were interviewing the flood victims down
on the southeast side. One woman with that unmistakable east-texas drawl
proclaimed: "This is the eighth time we've been flooded out. I feel like we
belong to the flood-of-the-month club. What we NEED is a hill."
Hell, it's still snowing in Houston at 9PM. The neighborhood kids made a
snowman ...well, it's a small snowman, and they scrapped the snow off a
dozen car trunks and hoods to do it, but it's cold and white and still
sitting in the front yard.
Merry Christmas, Michael.
Hell, the weatherman here last night was so amazed he showed the radar
showing it snowing in Bronwsville, for heaven's sake! I'm going to have
to call my kinfolk down there and see if they can tell what it's doing
to their citrus groves as yet... :(
We're right down the street (Jones - 1960) and got very little. We had
to make a quick run to Sargent to drain the pipes at our place down
there and hit heavy flurries on the way back - wife was thrilled.
Actually had pretty good snowfall until we passed 290. We had snow on
the roof and cars in the drive but snow was over by the time we got
I saw picture on the TV news last night of Victoria...but they didn't
say anything about the actual low temperatures...I'm assuming (all
that's probably naive) that a lack of mention means it didn't actually
get cold enough long enough for the citrus to be severely damaged...
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