I remember the excitement of a snow day announcement when I was a child. Woo hoo! No school! And back then, there was the added joy of knowing that there were no “make up days.” No, a missed day was truly a missed day. Woo hoo indeed!
Also back then, there were no delays. When I began teaching in 1989, school frequently called 1-hour, 2-hour, and even occasionally 3-hour delays. These could be due to fog, ice, snow, whatever. I had never heard of this concept, but I’m quite familiar with it now.
While we didn’t have this type of delay, I do remember a coal strike while I was in junior high. We went to school several hours late each day for months so that the school could use less coal in heating, I guess. I also remember that we didn’t have hot lunches during that time. We ate a lot of fluffernutter sandwiches – peanut butter and marshmallow cream, which I thought was divine. I loved this strike because I clearly remember calculating the lost minutes of P.E. class it caused. Any minute less in gym class was a good minute in my book!
Do you remember snow days during childhood?
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