By Marty Dunn

Thank you to all the people that kept our streets passable during this great snow season. I heard those plows going in wee hours of the morning making sure those who had to go to work could get there.

Thanks too to the people who have cleared my driveway, keeping the berms down and making it possible for me to get to pick up my mail, or going to the store for supplies. Your efforts have made it easier to enjoy the snow, rather than be isolated.

I can appreciate those of you that do the plowing more because my father was one of you that ran the grader to plow the streets of this town. I remember him coming home to get dry clothes and boots, a bite to eat, fill his thermos with coffee and gone again out in the storm. Those were the days when Mount Shasta was covered with up to six feet or more for days at a time.

“I remember when”

As long as I am reminiscing about my dad, he used to “waterproof” his boots by saving goose grease, then warming his boots before slathering the grease all over them, again putting them close to the stove to warm the boots again to melt the grease into the leather therefore “waterproofing” them. How fortunate we are now to be able to have clothing that is already “waterproof” without all that work.

How have you fared through this season of snow? Were you prepared with food and fuel? Were you able to stay in warm and safe? I certainly hope so. I hope, too, you were able to take a moment and think and record some of your experiences of snow.

Better yet, did you work on your Family Tree? Remember the Family History Center here in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now open to help you trace and record your family tree. The address is 214 Adams Drive, Mount Shasta, (parking behind the church). Open on Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See you there.