Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I have gently made fun of my friends in colder, snowier climes in recent days.  So I thought I'd give them a chance to get even.  This is a photo of my car parked next to my house in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1966.

When I left the house preparing to drive to work, I found that an overnight massive blizzard had left a snowdrift that completely covered the car.  I walked the mile or two through the continuing snow storm to get to work, where I remained for three days.

When the snow finally stopped and I was able to get home again I wielded a snow shovel and a broom for some time in order to dig out the rear of the car and access to the interior through a passenger door.  Then I started it and just backed it out of the drift.  A large portion of the snow clung to the top of the car as I drove slowly down the streets.  It must have been quite a sight.

You can read more about the blizzard here.  This is why I now live in Arizona!

By the way, there's a clue in the photo to my upcoming Throwback Thursday picture.


  1. Read the link, sounds like quite the storm.
    The taillights look like a '64 or '65 Impala. Not a ragtop I hope.

    1. No, it was a hardtop and frankly I can't remember what year it was.

  2. Whoa! (By the way - you're a winner!)

  3. In 1966 I was fourteen and had only seen snow once. I'm posting about it tomorrow.

  4. It's a '64. My parents had one...blue as I recall...with a 283 V-8. It would go 0-60 in September. Good times!


  5. That does look very cold. I remember getting up in the morning, putting on boots and a big fuzzy robe, heading out side to start the car and then letting the car run while I showered and got dressed for work. By then, the car was warm and the snow had pretty much melted off. Of course, gas was only 29cents a gallon at that time.

  6. Prescott had a snow storm like that about that same year, I think. So it wouldn't have helped to be here.

  7. What a sight!
    I would not have guessed for the licence plate. Here at the time they started by F1 ou F6 (for morse code)...