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CINDY DAY: Whether we like it or not…

We do live in a beautiful part of the world: welcome to winter in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.  Phil Vogler took this stunning photo; he lives just up the road in Berwick.  If you would like to show us how beautiful it is in your neck of the woods, you can email your photos to weathermail@weatherbyday.ca.
We do live in a beautiful part of the world: welcome to winter in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Phil Vogler took this stunning photo; he lives just up the road in Berwick. If you would like to show us how beautiful it is in your neck of the woods, you can email your photos to weathermail@weatherbyday.ca. - Contributed

Weather by Day: Reader Feedback for Friday Dec. 14

Back in December, 1963 I was a Grade 10 student at Truro Senior High School. In those days, it was very rare for school to be cancelled in town because we all walked to school; no buses in towns, only for the rural schools.

Dec. 19, I was scheduled to write my last two, first-term exams, French in the morning and Latin in the afternoon. By noon, it was snowing bad and hard so school was cancelled. That meant we would have to write Latin the next day – the first day of Christmas vacation. That Friday was to be the Christmas dance, as well. But it snowed hard again, so no Latin exam and no dance. Everyone was really bummed out! The dance was rescheduled for New Year's Eve and we had to go to school on Saturday, Dec. 21 to write the Latin exam. Needless to say, many of us have never forgotten that snowy time.

Grumbling to my mother got me nowhere. She said, "Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot… We'll weather the weather, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!" LOL.  I never forgot her little rhyme, either. She learned it back when she attended a one-room schoolhouse in a remote, rural area of Saskatchewan, circa 1916.

Thought you might enjoy these little bits of trivia. Love that you have a page in both newspapers to which I subscribe, The Chronicle Herald and the Truro Daily News. It's so nice to read something light instead of the gloom and doom.

Dianne Lefort,

Truro N.S.

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