Put away the snow blower, shovel, salt and boots. The snow princess has gone south where it’s, guess what? … snowing.
The daughter headed back to Bloomington on Friday to start her new job. Shelly was back home to work for two weeks after having a background check delayed because she couldn’t provide an adequate fingerprint. Her manual background check came through but the hospital where she’ll work delayed her start date to Monday.
While Shelly was home, she brought a couple of late-winter snows with her. They didn’t amount to much more than a couple of inches either time, but it was snow, nonetheless. It brought to mind Suzy Snowflake. You remember the snow fairy of late 50s and early 60s television cartoon that aired on Chicago station WGN during the Christmas season. When she was a kid, the wife wanted to be Suzy in the worst way. Sharon tells me she fell in love with Suzy’s gown and the way she floated and twirled around the black and white TV screen. It was state-of-the-art animation then but laughably cheesy now.
As Shelly made her way south, I checked the weather forecast for the weekend and saw that Central Indiana was in the path of a good ol’ late winter-early spring snowstorm. Forecasts were for 6 to 10 inches from Kokomo south to just south of Indianapolis and lesser amounts to the north and south.
We’ll check on her later today and see how Bloomington fared. Shelly’s a snow princess but at this late date, we hope she keeps the snow with her.
We’re worried, though, that we’re not out of the woods, since Shelly plans to be back home on a couple of weekends in April. According to the National Weather Service, the last snow in Northern Indiana typically comes in mid-April.
You’ve been warned.