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Folks who like a white Christmas certainly couldn’t complain this year. We got over six inches of snow on Christmas Eve, covering the earth with a fluffy white blanket and drifting higher in places. It was a beautiful sight even though it made travel a bit hazardous and some had to abandon plans for holiday get-togethers. Opal Rogers Lynn once described a snowfall at her home as “fluffy clumps of white eiderdown” drifting lazily earthward. Beyond her picture window the snowflakes made patterns “like old-fashioned lace curtains softly billowing in a breeze” but steadily the pattern tightened and the tempo accelerated as ours did Thursday evening.

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Opinion, Pages 4 on 12/30/2009

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