I learned yesterday that our long-time friend, Don Mullallay, who has been the morning man at WSTJ for many, many years, is seriously ill and was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH by helicopter this week. We wish the best outcome for Don - he's been the voice of St. Johnsbury for at least 60 years. He was at the radio station when I first went to St. Johnsbury around 1950, and except for a short stint at a station in New York state, as I recall, he's been on the air at the St. Johnsbury station until this week. I think he is about 90 years old, but that's only a guess. I'm sure if you wish to send a message of encouragement to him you could send it to: WSTJ-AM Radio, P. O. Box 249, St. Johnsbury VT 05819. The folks at the station will see that he gets it.
It's nearly dark, but I can see the grass on our lawn is turning white. It's beginning to look a lot like this picture Tom Dente sent today of their lawn in Connecticut. Tom wrote:
Not to be out done, we also are getting snow in CT. Not much, just a dusting. We still have leaves on the trees and a lot of snow could cause big problems as they did October 29, 2011 when a foot of wet snow fell and caused power outages for over 750,000 people. So, we will be very happy with this “fly-by-nighter” of a storm.
Old timers are saying that because our summer was so dry, we will be making up for it this winter, so should expect a lot of snow! It seems to me we're about due - we've had it pretty good the last couple of winters.