Miriam Johnson was our piano teacher and her three worst students were me and my brothers Denis and Michael. More interested in sports than classical music, it was a challenge for Mom to ensure that daily practices were completed. As noted in a previous column, Saturday morning’s lesson included a mile walk to Miriam’s house on Spring Ave in all types of weather. January winter’s were tricky, regardless of how “bundled” you were for the journey.
Pat Shingleton: "The Snow There and Here..."Erie, Pennsylvania recorded its largest, single and two-day, amount of snowfall since record keeping in the late 1800s. More than five feet of "lake-effect'" snow was placed on the city and surrounding counties and states. My first institution of higher learning was Gannon University in Erie, PA. In the Fall of 2016, we visited Niagara, New York and Erie including the old "stomping grounds."
With wind chill values at 6 degrees this morning, possibly this story amy be appropriate...In the 1880s, Dr. Charles Fleet invented Chapstick. The tubular ointment contains camphor, bees wax, menthol, petrolatum, phenol and aloe. Chapstick sales increase during the winter months. One ingredient used in Chapstick was also useful for another ailment. Personal hygiene was certainly limited in comparison to current regimes.
We've more than doubled the number of freezes from last season with another tonight at 27 degrees that will edge-it-up to 16! Lots of winter left with Spring springing on March 21st. Enjoying the weekend thaw-out and warm-up...P.S. https://t.co/JTpLSI6geG
When asked when the Interstates would reopen? Shawn Wilson, DIR. DOTD noted that 5 to 6 hours of above 32 degrees and maximum sunshine would be needed. We should be above 32 at 11:00 AM through 5 PM with... Maximum Sunshine. I'll have more at 7:30 on F.B. https://t.co/GxnvrDAcDh
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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