Snow Drifts

A big one-snow and wind with a blizzard predicted. Began yesterday, snowed through the night and a bit more this morning. Word is that many homes are without power. Travelers on their way to and from the airport have been stranded in trains since 1:00 am without food, water or heat, railroads and planes cancelled. Looks like winter and a tough one is here. It’s a comfort food day-tomato soup sprinkled with basil and cheese sandwiches. Tonight-ravioli with marinara sauce.

I think of a bread and butter job I worked several years ago when we were hit by a major storm. An intimate apparel show-one piece of the lingerie cost more than I paid for my entire undergarment wardrobe in a year-it took place in a small boutique hotel on the east side of Manhattan. That week, Mother Nature sent snow, snow and more snow. Many of the exhibitors never made it into the city and many never received their merchandise which was held up at the airports unable to be delivered. Buyers were stranded too except for a handful that had arrived early and werre staying at the hotel. We (the staff)managed to arrive through the wonders of the New York Subway system although we waded through piles of snow to arrive, leave and find an open sandwich place to buy lunch. but the show went on.

We did have an unexpected group who were dying to peek at the models in the show. A rugby team, down from Canada, was stranded and they thought it would be a good way to while away the hours. The owner of the show and the models thought otherwise. I’ll never forget the sight of our boss, all 5′ of her tackling an enormous player as he tried to sneal in the door.

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