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    Default Thanksgiving blizzard of '79?

    Funny that everyone (who is old enough and who lived here) remembers the Christmas Eve blizzard of 1982 but for some reason we don't hear much about the Thanksgiving blizzard of 1979. It was one of the worst ones I remember growing up, everything just came to a standstill. Who else is old enough to remember it?
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    I remember all of them because I'm wayyyyy old
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    I'm too old to remember it.

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    I remember. I made a lot of money (as a kid) shoveling walks, driveways, etc.
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    We were hosting Thanksgiving in a little house in Golden on North Table Mountain.
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    We had a Ford Hi-Boy 4X4 and volunteered to pick up nurses, and get them to their hospitals. Ya, I remember that one.

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    I was 13, made about $50 shoveling in our neighborhood...at $5 a driveway...
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    We moved here in 1979, and my grandparents came (from Florida) for Thanksgiving.

    It's long enough now that I barely remember it, and as I was a teenager then, it probably fell on my dad to get my grandparents to the airport (stapleton) and back home.

    As I recall, while it was big, it wasn't as big as some of the later blizzards I have participated in.

    But it is, still, to this day, what I think about when Thanksgiving comes around every year.

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    What's really sad is that in the next blizzard, I will be expected to work from home.

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