Tar and Abby

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Evolution of Snow Day

When the Ponder Children were little I used to get up and tune to a rather awful radio station (we called it menopause music) for school closures. I'd have to endure the music and the commercials until some DJ took pity and read the school delays and closures.

Today you can sign up for a text to your phone. Today's parents are spoiled!! ;-)

6 comments:

lacochran's evil twin said...

Hearing that school is canceled? One of the best things EVER!!!! (At least as a kid. Not at all sure my folks were excited about it.)

David Dust said...

That flow chart is SO true.

I used to JUMP out of bed at the even slightest chance of a snow day to listen to the radio. And they would alphabetically list the school districts ...

"...Big Spring - cancelled, Boiling Springs - 2 hour delay, Cumberland Vally - cancelled..."

With absolutely no mention of my district - Carlisle. It seemed to happen every time.

It still makes me mad :)

XOXOXOXOXO

Kyle said...

Love the flow chart Froggy. A perfect representation.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i jump out of bed too at the slightest possibility of a school day, but i'm a teacher....


xxalainaxx

Sam said...

It never failed, at even the slightest hint of a school closure I would be wide awake at 0600, then when they did announce no school, do you think I would be able to go back to sleep? No.

Joy said...

So true about that flow chart! For years it seemed that we had a snow dome over our county. All the counties would be listed alphabetically that were closed. The students and I would feel the same way when ours was skipped. They'd come in and say, "I hate Fentress County" since it was the next one after ours. So exciting to have snow days even now when I'm retired.