Brooklyn, New York

That was my senior year at Brown. What I liked best was the bus abandoned in the middle of Thayer Street, and the ski jump that some clever person built on College Hill. And the signs that went up in response to the University's "Operation Dig Out," trying to get students to help shovel: "Prevent School. Operation Dig In." My sister sprained her ankle foolishly jumping out of some second-floor window on Wriston Quad into a snowbank, and had to be taken to the hospital by sled. Those were the days. It felt like a cross between Winter Carnival and the London Blitz.

Originally posted in the alt.rhode_island newsgroup, January 13, 1994.

Woman digging out car, Providence, February 1978
"Marie Zarlenga digs out her car on Providence's Branch Avenue." (Margaret D. Capaldi, Johnston, The Rhode Islander Magazine, February 6, 1994).

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