A guaranteed white Christmas is expected in numerous states, including Montana and stretching east to northern Wisconsin, Michigan, Vermont and New Hampshire. As noted in a previous column, an episode of winter weather prompted disciplinary actions of my father. After Mass at St. Agatha’s Church in Ellwood City, Pa., Dad would routinely purchase the Youngstown Vindicator or the Pittsburgh Press. This particular Sunday was snowy as sheets of ice coated the sidewalks and church steps. Outside the church, visiting with friends, a robust lady proceeded down the steps, lost her balance, slipped on the ice and went airborne. Spinning and swirling across the icy sidewalk in the midst of ohhhhs and ahhhs, she landed next to my brother Mike and me. My reaction and Dad’s actions on Tuesday. Fastcast: Stormy.
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