There must be something to this global warming thing. I can remember when I was a kid growing up in Startex that we would have at least two, some years more, good snows. I mean GOOD SNOWS that would be 6 inchs or more and stay on the ground for days. The snow flakes would look like sheets of kleenex falling. We'd be out of school several days each time it snowed. Back then there were a lot of kids on the "mill hill" that were my age give or take a year or two. We'd all meet up at the school with our sleds or saucers and go sledding down the hill beside the gym. A lot of times we'd go on down to Danny and Keith Dobbins' house and either sled or slide on a saucer or cookie sheet, (Mama really liked that), down the steep hill beside their house. They also found a hood off of a 1940 Ford out in the woods beside their house that we used to slide on. We could load up 8 or 10 kids on that thing and fly down that hill. A couple of problems with that was getting it back up the hill once you got to the bottom and you couldn't steer that thing. We wound up in the creek on more than one occasion. Sometimes we'd move on down to Main St in front of the Post Office and sled down across the old bridge. You could go so fast that you had to bail out before you hit the wall on the other side of the river. The last really good snow we got was in January of 1988 when it snowed 13 inches and was on the ground a couple of weeks. We were living the rock house on Spartanburg Rd in Duncan near the "Dan Bridges Bridge". We coulod start up on top of the bridge and sled all the way down to the railroad trussel next to Lyman. The snows we get now are more ice than snow and aren't really any good for sledding. Most of the time it's only about an inch and it's gone by the next afternoon.
Today's kids are really missing out on the good times we had before "Global Warming".
2 months ago