Jan 1, 2018

Thu, Jan 1, 1948: a blizzard

"In case you're wondering--a blizzard plus snow drifts forced postponement of school here.  Mrs. Sanders told me that someone had called to that effect this morning.  She shouted up the stairs while I was still in bed.  At the time I didn't know whether it was true or a New Year's prank.  Subconsciously I thought perhaps some students who didn't want to go to school were trying to sabotage the day's program by phoning up all the teachers.... Despite my unduly suspicious nature, I rolled over to get an extra hour of sleep."

--Letter from my father, Protection, Kans., to my mother, Hutchinson, Kans., Thursday evening, January 1, 1948.

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