Winter Wake-up

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Winter - Carol Hopkins photo

Aw, yes, the winter season is upon us. Waking at 6 a.m. to the sound of a snow plow scraping snow off the pavement. There is no sleeping through that grating sound, or the incessant beeping of a vehicle backing up. It is the most discordant alarm clock – one I would do without, if I could. Being jarred out of a sound sleep is not fun.

On the other hand, I am thankful for safer streets; for not having to drive through built up snow. We haven’t had a lot of snow. At least not yet. But it will come. Even worst is the freezing rain that turns city streets into ice rinks and causes traffic to move at a snail’s pace. I am grateful that there are city employees up at the crack of dawn to make our city streets safer to drive on. They leave warm beds…

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