White Christmas Killing Thousands Across The SouthPosted: December 26, 2010
Snow across several southern US states, including North Carolina, has given many people their fondest wish, a White Christmas. Sadly, this White Christmas will be the last Christmas for so many.
Bing’s Song Of Starvation
Sentimental southerners have, for years, heard Bing Crosby and others sing of how wonderful it is to have snow on Christmas. They were lured by Bing into believing this was a good idea despite the fact that on all other days of the year, they both hate and fear frozen precipitation.
Now, upon getting their dream of a White Christmas, many are coming to recognize that folly signals their demise.
It Is Snowing, Get Bread, Milk and Eggs!
Here in the south, the first and only thing people do when it begins snowing is to buy bread, milk and eggs. It is critical to buy as much of these three things in whatever form they can be obtained. If the only thing available in the bread section of the grocery store is hot dog rolls, that is what you should buy.
Charlotte, NC has a one percent chance of seeing a White Christmas in any given year. When the impossible started to come true this year, people rushed to the supermarkets to get those three must have items.
Oh For The Love Of God!
When they arrived at the stores, the darkened aisles and locked doors reminded the frenzied masses that it was Christmas. Several dozen people died in supermarket parking lots yesterday from the shock of realizing they would endure a storm without new containers of milk, eggs and bread.
Those who survived the initial shock returned home, locked their doors and began drafting wills as starvation set in. Even now, as the snow continues to drift down in tiny flakes, makeshift morgues are being set up by the authorities to handle the fallen.
What Can Be Done?
When devastation hit the Gulf Coast, people rose up to help. The Haitian Earthquake spurred a huge outpouring of charity and concern. North Carolina and it’s neighbors need that kind of help now.
Bring as much milk, bread and eggs as you can afford to give to your nearest National Guard Armory. Demand that they convoy it to the nearest Air National Guard Post for airdrop into the cities and towns affected by this winter blast.
To help the most desperate, consider mixing the three ingredients together and making French Toast. Even now, a day after the snow began falling, many are too weak to make their own French Toast. Remember, no donation is too small to make a difference.
We are the world.
We are the children.
- Greensboro gets a white Christmas (charlotte.news14.com)