DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS? IN SOUTH MISSISSIPPI, IT AIN'T A DREAM!!!
As a child growing up in rural Jones County, Mississippi, we didn't get the luxury of enjoying a run in the snow often; it just didn't come our way. Maybe once every few years there might a dusting of maybe a tenth of an inch, enough to hit the ground briefly before it melted away. It is, obviously, a major treat when snow did make it that far south.
Today is not one of those days for the folks back home. But for people further south --- yes, I did say SOUTH --- of the Laurel/Hattiesburg area, a white Christmas is being enjoyed. The radar is showing a good mix of wintery weather near the Mississippi Gulf Coast and west toward New Orleans, with a mix of snow, sleet, and rain. I'm sure the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol isn't too crazy over the thought of folks slippin' and slidin' along I-10, but for the kids and kids at heart, it's a rare treat. Gives the tourists something extra to do when not droppin' their money in the casinos along the beach.
Here in Polk County, it's just rather chilly and rainy all day. No sounds of excited children showing off their new presents in the apartment community today, as everyone is staying warm and dry. Maybe tomorrow.