What Do Snow, Milk and Bread Have in Common?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

What Do Snow, Milk and Bread Have in Common?

Well if you live in Alabama you know that at the first sign of a snowflake, milk and bread will miraculously disappear from grocery store shelves.

Call it the Yankee in me, but in the 28 years that I have lived in Alabama, no one has ever been able to explain the rationale behind stocking up on milk and bread at the first sign of snow.  Bread I can see, but I just don't get the milk thing.

As far as I'm concerned, I can live in a house that doesn't have a kitchen.  That's just how much time I spend in it.  But on this day (today), I felt like cooking so I decided to go grocery shopping.  I had not even looked outside this morning, but when I stepped outside and saw the barely identifiable snow flurries, my first inclination was to turn around and go back in the house because I knew there would be lines in the grocery store that resembled ticket sales of a Rock and Roll reunion concert.

If you know anything about Alabama, you'll know that if the streets were covered in snow at 9:00 a.m., then it's likely that there will be no sign of the fluffy stuff in two or three hours.

Any who there nothing that does the body good better than a good bowl of a chilly on a brisk day like today.  And I don't even need milk and bread to make or enjoy it.

While I jest about the snow, milk and bread, it's the lack of snow that makes me love Alabama even more.

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Sussie Sutton
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That's funny...

At the onset of a hurricane....the first thing to disappear off the shelves are water, sheets of plywood, ice, batteries and flashlights!

December 12, 2010 09:50 PM
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Christine Smith
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Charita...it is the same thing here & you would think New Englanders would be more hearty than to rush to the store at the first sign of a snowflake!!  I haven't figured it out yet either but they say it all goes back to the Blizzard of 1978 when we were stuck in our homes for days & people were stranded out on the roads. 

December 12, 2010 10:40 PM
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Ha!  You gotta love the south!  When we get ice here, I just check what's on TV, because this town SHUTS DOWN!  We don't get ice in Austin often, but when we do, no one knows what to do, so everyone stays home from work!  Disastrous for the Realtor!

December 13, 2010 02:00 AM
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Kathryn Maguire
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It is snowing in Chesapeake at this very moment!  And I think I only have two gallons of milk and half a loaf of bread in the house. Luckily, we have lots of toilet paper!

December 13, 2010 11:07 AM
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Charita Cadenhead
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Diane I can relate to your sister more than most.  Here we enjoy "snow" days as days of vacation or an opportunity to catch up on other things.

Cynthia that's funny about the chains.  But what's even funnier is that no one would know what to do with the chains.

Sussie there is a "must have" list for every occassion.

Christine, Susan (#13) said the same thing about the blizzard of '78.  And yes I would have thought that New England would be among the last to respond in such a manner (generally speaking).

Alex I can see it being disastrous for Realtors® if there is a closing.  Otherwise clients and customers are just as "stuck" and we are.

Kathryn you must have kids in the house or really love milk (hence the 2 gallons). Ah but the toilet paper is another story.

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