Tuesday Morning – Where Did All The Snow Go?
We have still another Palatine update for you. I'm referring of course to the recent 40th anniversary commemoration of the tragic fire in the village of Palatine, Illinois, that killed 3 firefighters. If you're coming in late, see our earlier postings HERE and HERE.about this. The ChicagoAreaFire website has just added a photo gallery of this past weekend's procession and services. We told you earlier about their tracking down the Snorkel and trucking it in for this year's annual program. They also rounded up one of the pumpers and the pair were a great display in the procession.
Go ahead and CLICK HERE to see ChicagoAreaFire's photos that include some of the family members and a sharp-looking group of firefighters marching down the street.
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File this one under the "Suspicions Confirmed" folder. A snowplow driver in Lowell, Massachusetts, joined the growing ranks of dash cam and YouTube fans a couple of weeks ago and posted the video of his joy in snowplowing for all to see. But a lot of people don't understand the pleasure he has just doing his job. Yahoo! News page explains further:
Mark Hussey, who plows the streets of Lowell, Mass., for a private contractor, made a video of himself as he buried cars in the white stuff and blocked driveways by pushing back the snow shoveled off of them. The worst part: He's loving every minute of it. The video, which he posted on YouTube, has caught the attention of the winter-weary Web—and confirmed some people’s fears that snowplow drivers make their lives more difficult on purpose, leaving the roads clear, but everyone else pretty much stuck.
Hussey filmed himself through the windshield of his snowplow after a Feb. 10 storm dropped two feet of snow on the area. The local Fox 25 News station interviewed the 47-year-old, whose video showed the joy he took in doing his job just a little too aggressively.
"Dogg" Hussey (Fox25 image)
"Oh, I'm sorry, was your car down there?" Dogg is heard at one point as he buries one sedan in snow. "You want to find your car? You come see me, I'll let you know where your car is."
Needless to say, residents are not amused. Al Bedard, who was digging out in Dogg's wake, told the Fox station, "It's very aggravating. You want to throw a shovel at him. It's very aggravating,"
After putting himself in the spotlight with his self-posting of the video, the response from the already-stressed out public was too withering for Dogg's boss and he was fired from his job. I guess it was either that or lose their cushy plowing contract. If only he had waited until next summer after they had their cars dug out……
Keeping that in mind before you rush to publish, let's get this equipment checked out. The path to the Bunn-O-Matic has been cleared, so I'm heading thataway. See you back in the day room in a little while.
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