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Snow country for seniors

As a Spokane native and a senior citizen, allow me to promote the wonders of winter in Spokane, “a great place to retire.”

Where else can you live in a city of this size and climate that has seen nearly 20 inches of snow in the first two weeks of February and yet no snowplow has passed down your street? (This in a central area of the city; not an outlying district.) We all know exercise is important as you age and you get plenty of it as you repeatedly shovel your sidewalk.

Unlike the city, you are required to clear the snow in 48 hours as per city ordinance. Oh, yes, and if some day in the future a snowplow should finally take the adventure out of your trips to obtain groceries and medicine by clearing the snow from your street you will probably get the experience of hacking through a berm of ice and snow the plow has left across your driveway. (This will require a heavy duty shovel.)

Following this fun you can share anecdotes of your aching arms and back with fellow seniors in the neighborhood.

Barbara Curtis


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