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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 09:00 PM

40. My Irish grandfather told me about a blizzard in Galway when he was about 11.

He said they dug tunnels &paths and made forts to toss snow balls at the black and tans ( he was born in 1889). the only fond memory he had of the B&T's.

that's about the closest any of my relative came to "walking four miles in the snow" My dad who grew up on the east coast always said he missed the snow but no enough to move out of the SF Bay area. I've seen it snow 3 times in my life.

I tell people that I walked two miles up hill both ways to and from school. Which if you're familiar with the Oakland Hills you'll know can be easily done.

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