Oh man - I remember winters like that. Snowball fights with the kids across the street, each team hiding behind its 5 foot high wall of snow that had been pushed up by the plow. I used to hate having to go out and mine through the barrier the snow plow would throw up at the end of the driveway so mom and dad could get the cars out.
Originally posted by Inkwolf
The snow I remember from childhood was piled up over my head by the snowplow....we dug tunnels and caves in it. The driveway had to be shovelled several times a year, not just to keep it clean, but because the snow was too deep to actually drive through without getting stuck. This wasn't wussy pushing-the-snow-off-to-the-side with an aluminum snow shovel--those BROKE under the scoops of snow we had to pick up.
It's still like that sometimes...the last 5 years or so have been mild, though. Last year I could actually walk my dog through the woods in January, and the year before, it was so warm in December that I was actually considering camping...we tell kids stories about the snow we had when we were kids, and they don't believe us!