|(AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie|
Most of us Nutmeggers have been only inconvenienced by the Blizzard of 2013. We’ve had to shovel out, stay put a while, sit in traffic a while.
But most of us stayed safe. Babies about to be born, disregarded the stay-put memo. So they entered their new world at home, maybe, or in the ambulance on the way to the hospital – due to blizzard delays along the way. One Baby Girl – named Lizzy – will inevitably be called Blizzy for the rest of her life, thanks to her snowy birth date.
The blizzard’s early forecast did serve to postpone a friend’s 80th birthday party booked at a nearby restaurant.Most guests could make it a week later. But bigger events are harder to put off. Bigger events like weddings!
A Waterbury CT bride made it to the church during the blizzard, after switching from limo to a Ford Expedition to get there. (I bet the couple was tempted to change their honeymoon to a warmer destination too – if and when they were able to get going on a honeymoon.)
A bride in Lowell MA donned snowshoes to get to her wedding . Farther north – in Maine – another bride actually wished for lots and lots of snow – because her Mom and Dad had been married during a blizzard in 1970. Her getting-hitched wish was granted.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could stay these couples from the completion of their appointed vows, surpassing even our mail couriers pledge to deliver - no matter what last weekend!