Lebanon Reporter


January 9, 2014

The weather outside is frightful, but my wife's hot soup is delightful


With orders for all nonessential traffic to stay off of the roads so that emergency workers can do there jobs, why do we need the news vehicles driving around showing us that the snow is now too cold to pack into a snowball? Last evening, one of the weathermen had dug a snow cave and was lying in it broadcasting the local weather. He jokingly said, “I will add on a couple of more rooms so my colleagues can join me.” All of this was being said while thousands of people had been without power for more than seven hours. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with the media many times over the years while working disaster scenes, and have come to realize that some people who report the news can come across as being somewhat heartless or callous. One of the most common questions that has been asked of victims of tragic events is, “Just how do you feel now that this has happened to your family?” However, I must give praise to the people who do give responsible accounts of important events that can affect all of us, especially during times of severe weather.

Oh, I’m so very happy now, my sweet Ginger was able to successfully do her business outside in the deep snow. Upon finishing what she had to do, Ginger quickly retreated to the warmth of her home, on my Duck Dynasty rug that lies near the fireplace.

Yes, for some reason, she has taken a liking to the “bearded ones,” just like her daddy.

Well, we know that the sun will shine again and the temperature will climb once again above freezing, and all of this snow will soon be nothing more than a distant memory.

Over time, the stories will be retold about the January snowstorm of 2014, and just like other tales, the snow will become deeper with the passing of time and the temperature will drop five or ten degrees with each new generation.

People of Boone County, as you lay your head on the pillow tonight, think just how bad this storm could have been if it were not for “Global Warming” that is shaking this world to its foundation. Sleep long and peaceful my fellow citizens, for when we awaken, spring will be knocking on our doorstep.

Contact Raymond Snoke at shark_guy2@yahoo.com.

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