No one takes snow seriously as it never stays around for long, and we all make chili and go sledding here in the south. It doesn’t snow much here in Greenville but, here are five more reasons why we love it!
We Close For The Day
As long as there is at least a little bit of a dusting on the road and a little bit of ice somewhere, the city practically shuts down in Greenville. The grocery store will still be open, but the types of things that you would rather get out of, such as work and school, are almost always canceled for the day. We have a few caveats, of course, essential workers may have to attend work. You may not find milk or bread at the stores, though.
In the south, when it snows, the entire neighborhood (adults included) gear up for play outside. You will always find everyone on your nearest hill. Our communities are typically given an army of small snowmen that last long after the rest of the snow is melted. In Downtown, you can find many snowman and kids playing near the falls. Remember, snowball fights may start at the drop of a hat.
Shoveling Isn’t Important
We do not spend money on expensive snow plows and many people do not own snow shovels. Since everything is closed, you are not expected to spend time shoveling your driveway or sidewalks unless they pose an immediate hazard. The snow will be gone in a few days or even hours. The city feels the same way about the roads.
The Snow Won’t Last
Although we typically receive just an inch or two of snowfall per storm, and the majority of it melts completely within 24 hours of touching the ground, we suspect that we only wish it would stay longer because it rarely does.
It’s a Celebration
Southerns truly celebrate snow. At the first mention of a snow forecast, we drive to the store to pick up sleds and stock our pantries with food (just in case).The power may go out, so the generators will be a hot commodity. If the flurries actually start (usually they don’t), we start posting on social media and calling each other. Our families gather by the windows and run outside to experience every flake.