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#1 2014-02-13 16:58:37

Sal
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Another Snow Storm

City hired 800 Day Laborers to shovel snow. Reminds me of the old days.
Enough is enough.

Forget the daily work out at the gym. Been shoveling and moving snow close to 3 hours each storm. So far no aches!

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#2 2014-02-13 18:00:34

jimbo
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Reminiscent of the 50's. The weather patterns are the same... snow snow and more snow.

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#3 2014-02-13 19:19:37

Pomonoker
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Re: Another Snow Storm

In the 50's I liked it. Now I can do without. In the 50's I shoveled it for money, Now, all I get for shoveling it is a back ache.

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#4 2014-02-13 20:35:45

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Re: Another Snow Storm

My sister tells me that nowadays you cannot find a young man that's willing to shovel snow for money. Her husband has a snowblower and she shovels the rest.

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#5 2014-02-16 09:01:23

DrSteve
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Hello fellow eskimos! Yes, I too am sick and tired of the constant barrage of snowstorm after snowstorm. It truly wears you down. I have also found that you cannot find any young people who are willing to shovel you out for money. It is not like the old days in New York when I and many of my friends would get together and form a "company" hiring ourselves out to make a few bucks. Those days are long gone in New York. It seems that almost a day has not gone by in the last few weeks that I have not had to shovel snow and clean off the cars in my driveway. I don't know about the rest of you, but within the next couple of years my wife & I have decided to move down to Florida (she retires July 1st). This winter pushed both of us over the edge. We are done with the unforgiving winters up in New York. Thanks for letting me vent as I needed the catharsis. I'd love to continue this chat but my snow covered cars and driveway await my attention again. All the best in surviving this hell of a winter. DrSteve

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#6 2014-02-16 21:17:14

jimbo
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Howdy Dr. Steve, you might also consider Arizona. Yesterday we had swimming weather at a balmy 89 deg. The summers are awfully hot though, but that's what air conditioners are for.
The people are friendly as 90 % of us are from a different place to start with and have a common bond.
When we were kids Dr.Steve we did the very same thing you did.... we formed a snow shoveling gang and went from house to house in my Flushing neighborhood to make extra money in snow season. I think today's kids are ether on Facebook or playing X box games and too busy for work they deem beneath them.

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#7 2014-02-17 10:16:32

DrSteve
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Hello jimbo: Thanks for the Arizona recommendation. I will give it consideration when the time comes. I've been to Arizona in the past and yes, the summers are brutal but as you stated that's what air conditioning is for. I also agree that most young people today are far more interested in their texting,X boxes, emails etc. then making money by shoveling someones snowy sidewalk, steps or driveway. Very sad indeed.Regards,DrSteve.

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#8 2014-02-17 14:04:03

Pomonoker
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Just a thought on the subject of kids today versus kids of our era. Most of us, grew up in a very different socioeconomic(if that is the right word) environment, than the kids that are around us today. We moved up the economic ladder, moved to the burbs and our kids came with us. Kids in our environment get significant allowances, hopefully for chores around the house, than we did as kids. I'll bet there are still kids in the lower economic areas that will hustle to make a buck.

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#9 2014-02-17 14:55:42

jimbo
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Pomonoker, your right, I believe I earned 25 or 50 cents allowance for the week and for that I had to do chores around the house. It wasn't very much so I also earned extra money by shoveling in winter, cutting lawns in summer and having a paper rout. I finally started working a part time job when I was 14 then able to obtain working papers. I like money but I am not a thief so what was I to do. My girl friend Judy lived next door and we liked to do a lot of things together that costs money. She in turn was the neighborhood babysitter and between the both of us we did quite well.

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#10 2014-02-17 17:39:21

ed d
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Its very hard to shovel snow when you need one hand to hold up your pants all the time.

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#11 2014-02-17 17:49:50

Pomonoker
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Ed, that's funny!

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#12 2014-02-17 19:41:15

Sal
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Pomonoker-Your right on the money with your theory.  I still enjoy seeing the few young hustlers we have left.

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#13 2014-02-17 21:12:37

jimbo
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Re: Another Snow Storm

Good one Ed.

Let's remember, most of us growing up came from a one income family. Because of this money was much tighter and us kids, our brothers, sisters made due with our small allowance and some extra money for extra chores. If we wanted or needed more we took a part time job. In today's world chances are it's a two income family so the children are  given a large allowance for doing nothing.
I don't believe this method teaches them very much responsibility.

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