Hoping for a White Christmas

“For the first time in many years Portsmouth experienced a ‘white Christmas’ so if tradition holds good there will be a ‘lean graveyard1 this year. The fall of snow Thursday was followed by a sudden drop in temperature, the minimum reading on Saturday morning being 6 above, according to Weather Observer Dr. Harry Schirrmann. The down town streets were practically deserted on Christmas as nearly every age was content to remain at home.2

  1. Marvin, D. E. (1916). Curiosities in proverbs;. New York: G. P. Putnam’s sons.
  2. A Lean Graveyard. (1914, December 26). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 2.
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