For displaced, misplaced, and nostalgic ex-Brooklynites

Re: SNOWFALLS IN BROOKLYN, NY


[ Responses ] [ Post Response ] [ Nostalgia Message Board ] [ Brooklyn Board Home ]

Posted by Barb on Monday, November 25th 2019:

In Reply to: SNOWFALLS IN BROOKLYN, NY posted by Nate Goldman on Wednesday, November 20th 2019:

Aaah! The "good" old days weren't so good when we had several heavy-duty snowfalls in the late 50-60s. Because we didn't live the 20 blocks to qualify for a bus pass, we had to trudge the 18-19 blocks to James Madison High - and the boundary for Midwood was right around the corner! The limited school bus service was strictly for the handicapped. There was no law requiring homeowners to shovel their sidewalks, and girls were not allowed to wear pants. (We would remove our leggings once inside.) On two occasions, we managed to get to school after the hour's trek, not on time and soaked to the skin, only to be told, "No school today"! Worse than that news was facing the journey back home.

I remember the kids armed with their shovels earning big money. Where I live today, I would love to see one of them, even paying him the $40 to clear my 60-foot sidewalk, but the kid with a shovel has gone with the wind.

Reference ID: BK96055



Responses:



Post a Response

Your Name:
Your E-Mail:
Password:
Alternative E-Mail:
Email Address in Post?Show original     Show alternative     Show no email address
Subject:Re: SNOWFALLS IN BROOKLYN, NY
Message:

Non-supporters are limited to 2 messages per 24-hour period. If you'd like to become a Brooklyn Board supporter and have unlimited access, click here.
By clicking on "Post This Message", you agree to abide by the Message Content Guidelines.

You must be registered to post your response.

   


[ Responses ] [ Post Response ] [ Nostalgia Message Board ] [ Brooklyn Board Home ]