Sandy and Andres, of the Placitas Mini Mart
Anne Frost, of the Placitas Community Library
What’s the word around town?
The snow has hit this area hard in the past month and stories abound.
After the storm, TaGrMo, the local hardware store, got a shipment
of snow shovels that sold out in less than an hour.
- Sandy and Andres, at the Placitas Mini Mart, enjoyed the snow.
“I played in the snow,” three-year-old Andres said
with a big grin.
“My daughter and her friend built a snowman and I bet you
it was five feet tall and four feet wide. It’s still there.
We loved the snow.” Sandy added.
- Susan Fullas got snowed in at Sundance Mesa with a friend from
Ranchos de Placitas during the storm. “My friend was at
work on Friday and when she came back, she couldn’t make
it into Ranchos, so she spent two nights with us, finally getting
home on Sunday. “The funniest thing was my Bernese mountain
dog, Rex, plowing through the snow. He’s a big dog, but
he had to plow through snow up to his chest.”
- Anne Frost had this to say, “I love the snow. If there’s
more coming, I say bring it on. I do wish the ice would melt though,
so that I can ride my horse. I love riding in the snow. It’s
so pretty! The only hard thing was feeding the horses in all that
snow. We sent the dogs ahead of us to break a path, but it didn’t
help because they were just jumping around and having fun.”
- Suanne and Jim Bryden live in Cedar Creek, one of the hardest
hit areas in Placitas, and were snowed in for two days. “There
are a lot of impassible roads and it is important in dealing with
snow to clear the worst roads first. They sanded the roads pretty
much right away. The problem was that our driveway was two feet
deep in snow. We were well set for food and stuff, but my husband
had pneumonia and was on oxygen, so that was kind of hard.”
- Nora Timmons said, “We’re from the East Coast and
we never expected to see snow like this here, but we did pretty
well. The driveway was a bit of a problem. I live in Placitas
Trails, which wasn’t as bad as some places. Pretty much
you just had to be careful driving on the roads. The weatherman
did a good job predicting the storm, so we went to the store on
Friday morning to get our supplies.”
You can send your snow story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Signpost, P. O. Box 889, Placitas, NM 87043.