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Snow good staying at home

PUBLISHED: 10:15 16 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:29 05 July 2010

I ALWAYS read Rachel Moore's page in The Journal and do not always agree with a lot of her comments, but her article on Friday, February 6, entitled "Flurry of Snow Brings Avelanche of Hysteria" made me agree wholeheartedly.

I ALWAYS read Rachel Moore's page in The Journal and do not always agree with a lot of her comments, but her article on Friday, February 6, entitled “Flurry of Snow Brings Avelanche of Hysteria” made me agree wholeheartedly.

I'm a 75-year-old pensioner and can remember as a boy I lived in Brightlingsea, Essex, and had several winters of walking a mile and a half to school in at least 10ins of snow and having to take off my socks and boots to dry them out before walking home after school at 4pm.

Having taken sandwiches for my mid-day lunch and wearing plimsoles during the day and playing in the snow at mid-day too, occassionaly my mother was able to pay for me to have a hot school dinner, and the snow lasted weeks, not just hours.

Everyone had to keep going in those days not stopping work or school just for a few inches of snow and if we had a day off school we had the truant inspector knocking at the door.

I retired in June 1998 after spending 15 years delivering milk for D O Jones, in Oulton Broad, and never missed one delivery, in weather ranging from deep snow, storms, a flood, and even a hurricane.

Some of today's workers must be looking like the idiots of Europe and pathetic. Where has the fortitude of the British worker gone? Possibly eroded by acts brought in from Europe by this government.

JASPER E GREENGRASS

Fern Avenue

Lowestoft

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