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  •  Neither was I. so I was educated. Best stories (19+ / 0-)

    1. Those with permission to drive put yellow tennis balls on their radio antenna as cars could not be seen--the drifts covering cars were higher than the cars---or heard--snow on ground and earmuffs on people

    2. Cross country skiing was forbidden on major arteries likes the Main avenue connecting Boston-Cambridge

    3. Our friend who owned a bookstore in Cambridge convinced the CAmbridge Police Dept that stocking in was in the interest of public welfare and was allowed to bring in a semi full of books. For real, not pretend. It was the Paperback Booksmith.
    Those were the days, my friend of books. in covers, with pages. whose batteries never died.

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:07:04 AM PST

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    •  I watched a National Guard machine larger than (15+ / 0-)

      a house scoop up a car on Comm Ave by the BU Bridge. The National Guard Armory was on Comm Ave then. Trying to keep streets open to the Longwood Medical Area was a priority.

      Paperback Booksmith. Yes, people in Cambridge without books...

      2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Steamroll.

      by CuriousBoston on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:35:17 AM PST

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    •  I was here in metrowest. Add to ur story list: (8+ / 0-)

      4) WBZ TV meteorologist Barry Burbank called it dead nuts.
      Not so much others. It was 35 years ago. No internet, limited satellites and so much technically less than today. He called it and mgmt that heeded him didn't have their workers stuck on the highways. Those that kept non-essential workers should have charged with endangering people and public safety (so should Simon Properties).

      5) Doctors, Nurses other essential workers were picked up by snowmobile. Minor nobility got rides on snowmobiles as well.  Regular folk not so much.

      6) It took Days for the driving ban to be lifted. The police and fire nobility resisted allowing driving; my impression is they liked the POWER. It was pre-911 and don't think the wording "first responders" was even invented.
      But, the country had just finished up in Vietnam in 1975 and there was a mind-set somewhat like today.

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