We’ve played ultimate Frisbee in an April snowfall, football with the Yeshiva students on a frigid late December afternoon, and watched people place well used sleds in the BROKEN SLEDS ONLY barrel during last year’s March blizzard.
When I arrived this afternoon to the slopes of Cobb’s Hill, dozens of people were playing hookey. Except they weren’t. The late winter snowfall had cancelled school! Many people had an inkling last night; all got the official news in the very early morning.
These students go to Brighton High School and before school starts attend services at the Church of the Latter Day Saints on Westall Road. The sitting guy awoke at 4am to hear the joyous news. Normally, he is up at 5am, carpooled to church and then to school. Today he actually got out of bed past sunrise! The boy’s piety and love of learning notwithstanding, he said sometimes sleeping in is a really good thing.
This family’s son attends Nazareth Elementary School. They got the official news at about 5am. The boy said we was able to fall right back to sleep and didn’t wake up until eight o’clock. I asked when they decided to go sledding: at 5am when they heard it was a snow day!
This guy — who preferred his face not be shown — was perhaps the most fortunate. On Friday, he was scheduled to take a Chemistry test for which he had insufficiently studied and feared would fail. Now he has the whole weekend to cram for the exam — if he doesn’t spend it skiing or sledding.
THE COBB’S HILL SERIES