Saturday, January 30, 2010

A wish came true on this day in 1977

Sunday, January 30, 1977 was a magical day in my life.  It was my tenth birthday and it was the first time that my wish on my birthday cake came true.  It was a cold, snowy day, actually the winter of 1977 was one of the coldest winters in Pittsburgh history.  I was spending the weekend at my father's house and we were having a little party with family.

When it came time to blow out my candles, the only thing that my ten year old mind could come up with to wish for was to have a snow day the next day.  Imagine my surprise that evening, when they announced on the television that school was cancelled for THE ENTIRE WEEK.  Not one snow day.......FIVE of them.  They cancelled school not because of all of the snow or snow that they were expecting, they cancelled it because of the extrene wind chill factor.  It was not safe to be outdoors.

So, if any of you remember this, I will expect thank you cards in the mail.  I was responsible for your week's vacation the first week of February 1977.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!  

4 comments:

onyxkeeper said...

hope you are having a smashing speedo-full birthday!!!

OlRedHair said...

I lived in Buffalo then, and well remember that winter, and that week in particular.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Happy birthday!

I was only 1 1/2 at that time!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday!