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What's the Word Around Town

Sandy and Andres, of the Placitas Mini Mart
Sandy and Andres, of the Placitas Mini Mart

Susan Fullas
Susan Fullas

Anne Frost, of the Placitas Community Library
Anne Frost, of the Placitas Community Library

Suanne Bryden
Suanne Bryden

Nora Timmons
Nora Timmons

What’s the word around town?

—J. PATTERSON

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 e-mail@sandovalsignpost.com or
Signpost, P. O. Box 889, Placitas, NM 87043.

 

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