By Holly Roeder
At the first mentions of snow, southerners flock to the grocery stores to purchase the obligatory milk and bread, and snow sleds fly off the shelf quicker than bug spray in July. Children eye the frosty descent with dreams of school cancellations, hot chocolate and pine needle speckled snowmen.
Whether the snow piles up in drifts, which is unlikely, or it covers the ground and roof just long enough to fill Facebook with snapshots of snow-dusted landscapes, the mere hint of some white stuff spurs southerners into action.
The Independent asked our readers on Facebook how they prepare for a snow-ish day in Chester County.
Becky Wilbanks says she starts with warm, comfy clothes, then spends the day binging a worthy series on Netflix, crafting or reading a book.
Jeanette Butler says “Preheat the oven to put in a pound cake. While it bakes it warms the kitchen up, and that helps my bread rise, so when timer goes off I will put in a round loaf of Sullivan Street Bakery’s no knead bread.”
Mary Mount Dunbar says, “We wake up, dress warmly, and run outside to catch snowflakes. Then light the fire, and open the blinds to watch the snow fall with a promise of a warm home. And to end the day we settle in with a bowl of hot soup or a mug of cocoa.” Mary shared a photo of her son catching snowflakes Monday morning.
LaKresha Evette was thinking practically, and shared what probably the majority of us do, “Dress warm….and go to work.”
Karen Mitchell Bishop suggested perhaps more snow would be needed to classify Monday’s precipitation as a “snowstorm.”
Brenda Pace-Kennedy also noted the minimal snowfall, stating a heavier snow would be necessary for snow cream.
Maddison Elana Lansdale said this was the first snow day for her son, adding “Wish there was more so he could actually notice it though.”