One point Lawrence Henry doesn’t dwell on enough is WHY? Lucky for him, Bud’s missing school was covered by his Dad’s working out of the home. But why did Massachusetts crumble to the weather like Washington, D.C. on a three-inch snow day? I’m embarrassed. The “Hearty Yankee” theme is replaced by total wussification.
The most common explanation was that Dick and Jane might freeze their keisters off waiting for the bus. That might be true, but the -10 degrees that morning was preceded by -3 and -6 the two previous mornings. If anything, we all figured out after two days of practice. So, who made the decision? Bus companies? Teachers? Certainly not the working parents that had to take the day off to watch their kids.p>Meanwhile, a local radio station and sports bar ran a contest that afternoon where Patriots playoff tickets would be awarded to the man and woman who could stand outside the longest only in a bathing suit. The EMT’s on hand had to call it off after 15 minutes, worrying that someone might seriously hurt themselves. Now that’s the New England spirit. The powers that be that started the 4-day-weekend school cancellations should be ashamed of themselves. They probably rooted for the Colts anyway — their call was very Peyton Manning-like. br> — William H. Stewart br> Boston, Massachusetts /p> p> BORK AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
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