I'm envious! Several years ago everyone got together at my Dad's house a little south of here for Christmas. Christmas day came and went with no surprises, but late Christmas evening the local news channel said "Maybe snowflakes tomorrow". It was so magical to wake up the following morning with a house full of family and look outside to see the white flakes drifting down and covering the ground. We got about 5 to 6 inches, and since Dad had a long un-used sled in his garage, we were able to go sledding as well. We all stayed an extra day due to the danger of trying to travel. I remember later that it was almost like Dad's house was the focal point of that storm, as snowfall amounts tapered off the farther we went from his house.
I'm sure snow is a rare thing in NC for the most part.
We really don't get near as much snow anymore as I remember when I was a kid. It seemed like it started snowing in late November and we had snow till late March.
When I was a kid up till about 1964, Colfax closed Division Street off and it was a Sledding hill that ran about 7 blocks. It ran down a steep hill for 1 block, got to a graduall slope for 3 blocks and then got steep for 3 blocks. The problem was at the bottom was Hwy 117 and after some of the big kids with the really good sleds started running across hwy 117 in front of traffic they stopped closing the street.
Edited by JD DANNELS, December 23, 2013 - 12:56 PM.