Chapter One: Groceries
And, now, the Weather . . .
The Lovely Carol Marie is addicted to checking in for Weather Reports numerous times a day. Maybe it’s because she grew up, at least partly, in Connecticut. It seems New Englanders have a particular preoccupation with the weather (Mark Twain, a denizen of Hartford, CT, most famously noted, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a few minutes.”)
In fact, Frankenstorm (Hurricane) Sandy, in 2012 was responsible for my reconnecting with the Lovely (she called to see if I was okay in NYC --- her power was out in Suburbo) and that led to our current state of connubial bliss.
But, getting back to the weather: what I’ve learned, now that I’ve lived in Suburbo for a number of years, is that the slightest hint of snow in the forecast results in sheer panic and a deep-seated, indeed primal, reaction from the local residents --- which, in turn, results in a “49er” style “rush” on the local grocery stores. And that’s what’s depicted in today’s Suburbo.
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