Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Rescue! The Irony!

As I went to bed last night, it was still snowing!
This has been going on since Sunday
I am headed home today from 1515
Yesterday I was a little worried about getting out!
you know you might be in trouble when 
you can't get the back door open!

The flag I put out earlier this month
says it is spring?????

the garage at 1515 is in the alley, as I stand and look from the
garage to the street....this is not good.
my car is not good in the snow.

a drift always forms there, blowing off the garages.

Frank and Felicity, any ideas?
Oh they are too busy complaining,
they came to live here from Michigan and 
they are not sure, they were told the 
winters here were better? hhmmm

Several phone calls to snow removal
services...no returned calls.

Well when all else fails...

Called my Dad's cousin Max, he was just headed
back to the farm with the tractor.
I caught him just in time.
Bless him!

His employee cleaned all the sidewalks while 
Max did the alley and driveway.
Now here is the 
Irony
As Max introduced him, he said
"Oh he is a Galbreath!"
As I asked him I realized his
Grandfather and my Grandmother that lived at 
1515 were first cousins!
Max is my Dad's first cousin, his Dad and
my Grandfather were brothers.

So in my hour of need, 
a Winkler and a Galbreath
rescued me!

Maybe Grandma and Grandad 
sent their cousins son and 
their nephew to me to 
clean out 1515?

Headed home soon.

13 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

We have had lots of snow too, not sure where Spring is! Nice to have visited, Catherine x

Paulette said...

Isn't it wonderful to have family and friends who help us in our time of need. That sure is a lot of snow. Hope your trip home is a safe one.

Susie said...

You know your grandparents were watching out for you:):) Great that you were dug out. Stay safe and warm. xoxo,Susie

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Your header picture with the green grass and cute garden made me smile right away! Then I scrolled down to see the flamingos standing in the snow! haha
Looks the same here in MN!
Let's hope that lots of the snow melts this week!
Erica :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Ann,
Lucky rescue, indeed!!!
I do believe, dear friend, you had some divine intervention with the Snow removal!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Rose H (UK) said...

Your ancestors have done you proud. So pleased that all ended well. Safe journey home.
Rose H
x

NanaDiana said...

I love that your relative rescued you! You sure did get your share of snow! Those flamingos will be turning frostbitten white soon. Have a great night- xo Diana

Jann Olson said...

Small world. Yes, I think they sent them in your hour of need. Oh glory that's a whole lot of snow. Stay safe and warm my friend. The Spring banner is too funny!
hugs,
Jann

AshTreeCottage said...

Glad that you have been rescued! Spring needs to get here soon!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jason Murphy said...

A very sentimental and well written piece of literature. Pantry Doors

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I got a chuckle out of your flamingos posing in the snow

Today I went out to take a look at our big spruce tree in the front yard. I thought it was odd that the bottom limbs on one side were still drooping down. When I got up close, I could see that the weight of the snow on the limbs had splintered them. In all of the years that we have lived here, this is the first time the old spruce has been damaged by snow. After it is trimmed, I am afraid that our spruce is going to look like a pointed lollipop.
I am hoping that all of the snow will be melted and gone in time for the Easter Bunny to do his/her thing.

Sara said...

Wonderful post! Hopefully Spring will be here soon!

Linda said...

There has been a lot of snow this winter in Montreal as well...but it is beginning to melt and milder temperatures have commenced. Happy Easter.