Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!

Springfield gets record 15 inch (38 cm) snowfall in a 24 hour period,
December 22-23, 2004

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Snow blew inside the back door to the deck. This has happened before, but never this much.
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When we opened the door, it was a little deep for the cat to go out!
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Fritz shoveled the front steps, but it was too cold for the cat to stay for his photo!
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Kathleen waded through knee deep snow to cross the street for photos.
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When she got there, she realized her camera disk was full and she had to go back again!
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The view from the back kitchen window is bright and splendid!
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Kathleen shoveled the driveway in the afternoon Dec. 22, but by morning the 23rd, it was filled deeper.
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The view toward downtown, shows the conditions on a main street. Side streets had not been plowed.
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Our orange safety cones are just visible at the walk.

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The view east on our street is snow covered and slow traveling, but quiet and beautiful.
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Merry Christmas
from our house to yours!