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Yesterday was the first major snowfall in the Greater Toronto Area. Not bad I say, as we had made it to the second week of February with minimal snow! We were kind of stranded on our street until the snowplow cleared our way, but we're okay now! What's left to do is dig out the bottom of our driveway where the plow blocked us in!
Growing up as a child in Toronto in the 1970s, I remember winters where we had snowfalls like this EACH DAY for weeks! I'm talking so much snow that neighbours had to climb out of their second story window to get out! I'm talking so much snow that it was piled over my 6'0 dad's head! I'm talking so much snow, that my dad had to cross the street to empty his shovel, as there was nowhere left on our lawn to put it!
These are the same years that my dad joined with a band of other men to help shovel neighbours out of their homes. Back then, the snowdrifts were so high that you could not even open your front or back doors. But it was heaven for us kids: so many snow days and we'd play outside together all day long! I remember working together with a group of 20 kids to make a giant slide out of snow, a snow fort--and of course the standard snowman, when there was packing snow.
Needless to say, our kids are going to have a great weekend making snow angels, tobogganing, having snowball fights, and enjoying winter in Canada!