City Collectively Asks, "Hey, did you order this?"

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Jim O'Bryan
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City Collectively Asks, "Hey, did you order this?"

Postby Jim O'Bryan » Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:45 pm

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Make sure you clear a path for people and pets to walk. Shoveling walks are a great way to enjoy and build community. Especially a community like ours that brags about being walk-able. It is best to do more, but at least one shovel wide for starts.

Practicing what I preach.
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Clear your walks before you leave the house.

With that done, I go look at the city.

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At one point snow fell at 4" an hour. The city tried to keep up, even declaring a snow ban early, however some chose to ignore. This makes it tough on the plows, and slows down the clearing of the streets.

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Besides why protect the wipers if you don't protect the car?

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Take your time, plan ahead and let's get through this together.

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Re: City Collectively Asks, "Hey, did you order this?"

Postby Gary Rice » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:02 pm

GREAT Shots Jim,

Glad that Dad's last contribution to Lakewood stuck in your head.

Dad, Robert Rice, a 94 year old WWII veteran and Lakewood Schools music teacher (retired) was so impressed one morning when a concerned Lakewood mom was shoveling a path up the street for all the kids. He brought it to my attention, and before you knew it, we'd written a song about it called "One Shovel Wide". We happily put the finishing touches on the song a few days later, and he then went upstairs for his afternoon nap, and died peacefully.

My good friends, Rick and Cindy Benjamin, helped me get the song out on YouTube a few days later, and it's helped people ever since to learn about a wonderful Lakewood mom. and a wonderful Lakewood dad. as well.

The song may be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cwwxvk ... e=youtu.be

Back to the Banjo.


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Re: City Collectively Asks, "Hey, did you order this?"

Postby Amy Martin » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:31 pm

Our street only got plowed at 3:00 p.m., and the plow went down the middle of the street, even though cars weren't parked on either side. In my 30 years of living in Lakewood, it has never taken the plows this long to work on the side streets. Perhaps a labor or equipment shortage, because we've definitely had worse storms than this.



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