It’s not all trudging, travel delays and power outages, snow is fun too


Yet another barrage of snow has been dumped on the Philadelphia region, causing many to internally beg for the mercy of May.

But when it’s not causing power outages, and making for nightmarish commutes,  a little snowfall can be a whole lot of fun.

Early Thursday afternoon, many gathered to sled down the famed steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Drexel Junior Maddie Cole, describes the scene:

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“People of all ages, young kids to adults. They’ve got their dogs. They’re got their boogie boards. They’ve got their actual sleds. They’ve got their tupperware containers. We brought cardboard to slide on,” she said. “And people are great. They’re sharing their sleds, letting everybody have a turn, having races.”

After Drexel announced that classes would be cancelled Thursday, Cole and her friends made plans to take one more thing off their “bucket lists.”

“We like made a pact last night that we all were gonna bundle up and get over here and do this,” said Cole.

For some, the Thursday snow was an excuse to get the weekend started early.

When Carolyn Weeks got the call that her work was cancelled, she trekked to the Museum from her place in Fairmount, good cheer at the ready.

“What are you drinking there?” I asked her. 

“This is just juice…cranberry juice,” she said.

“And these other bottles?”

“Well that’s orange juice and that’s water”

“And the other bottles?”

“No, those are all the bottles,” she joked slyly.

Another Fairmounter, Alyssa Miletti was working from home Thursday. She said she came sledding on her “lunch break.”

How much work actually gets done on a day like this?

“If my boss is listening. TONS! Tons of work is getting done,” Miletti laughed, “Lots of communication, lots of project management.”

Drexel Med student Liz Manetta grew up in Yardley. She taught her friends who grew up in California how to make a snowman.

“Really the idea is just to push as much snow around as you possibly can, and it’ll make a really big ball,” she said.

But why make a snowman?

“Because it’s better than studying bio-chemistry,” she said.

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