Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thursday, January 3rd, 1974

Today the ice and freezing rain were so bad that I couldn't make it to school at all! I don't really believe this will affect my grades or anything, though. The weather got a little better for a while this afternoon but then worsened again toward evening. I just spent the day reading comic books in bed.

NOTES: As I write this in 2012, we're getting our first minor snowfall of the season. In 1974, though, I remember that this had been a massive ice storm with wind and freezing rain. Not the same at all. I doubt either of my parents went to work even though I didn't mention that in the journal. 


What you have to realize is that I lived only a couple of blocks away from the school. In those days they never, ever called off classes in my city school district due to weather (as opposed to these days when a couple of snowflakes can prompt call-offs). So we were expected to be there come monsoon or blizzard...and I usually was...but in the ice that year, I couldn't even get off my block!


I was already a major comic book collector so I immensely enjoyed the day I'm sure!

2 comments:

  1. Growing up in the Berkshires we got a lot of snow. But it would take a blizzard for them to close the schools. I loved a day that I could just stay in my room with my comics.

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  2. One of my best snow day memories was circa 1981 when school was closed, but mail was still delivered and what should I find in the mailbox, but my latest copy of Marvel Tales (the Amazing Spider-man reprint). To my delight, I discovered the series had started over and I was holding a reprint of Amazing Fantasy #15. I had the collected paperbacks of Amazing reprints Fawcett had published in the late 70's, but those didn't reprint most of the covers and didn't go beyond issue #18. I know the reprints aren't worth much, but I still regret selling that run at a garage sale years later for $20.

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