- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
NOTE: My co-workers son-in-law wrote this!!!
Oklahoma Blizzard 2009
Twas the day before Christmas in 2009.
Some snow in the forecast, we thought we’d be fine!
The cars were all gassed up and ready to go
for some last minute shopping in this rare Okie snow!!!
It rained then it sleeted for an hour or two.
Then a dusting of snow for our Christmas Eve view!
But the snow kept on falling after we’d figured it’d stop.
Then the North wind began and the temperatures dropped!
Some folks at the malls, a few just left work.
All equally puzzled by those meteorologist jerks!
We just couldn’t believe them, they’re often untrue.
Good Lord help the sand trucks and the whole ODOT crew!
Daylight had left us, snow continued to fall.
Highways all plugged up with cars that would stall.
When we turned on our tv’s and radios they were there.
In their parkas emblazoned with their station on air!
We all knew at once it would not be so scary.
When we turned on the tube and there was “Old Gary”!!
“David Payne! – Mike Morgan! – Now John Conder! – Whew!!!”
“Rick Mitchell! – Jed Castles! and Val Caster too!”
“Mike Armstrong! – Grant Johnston! To name just a few!”
Out there they suffered and kept us informed.
Helped push a few cars, kept a few people warmed!
The storm later passed, the stars were revealed.
Cars stuck off the shoulder! Trucks stuck in the field!
The moon shone it’s light on what nature had done.
For alot of good people, it wasn’t much fun.
Folks came together, helped the stranded get home.
Opened their hearts, not a stranger was known!
Us Okies aint much good driving round in this weather.
But when it comes to helpin out folks, there’s no state thats better!
Alot of folks out there say this Christmas did stink!
But what it did do was make us slow down and think.
Time alone with our families or a stranger in need,
It was a great Christmas, A great Christmas indeed!
Dryer’s running nonstop from the barrage of wet clothes.
The kids are out playing, covered up head to toes!
The floor by the side door is quite a huge mess.
Wet boots and wet gloves, We truly are blessed!
Now we know what will happen in a day or a few.
This stuff will all melt off – we’ll be dealing with goo!
The snow drifts will fall off the roof with a thud!
Then you’ll hear us complain bout that