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Charlottesville Residents Say "Let It Snow"

By: Matt Holmes Email
By: Matt Holmes Email

Wednesday December 5, 2007

Maria DiMassimo was out enjoying the day Wednesday with her grandson Luca...it was a day of firsts for the 21-month-old.

"I wheeled him in his stroller and he was playing with the snowflakes that were falling on his face," DiMassimo recounted. "He was quite excited about it. It's his first real winter."

While many like Maria and Luca were out just to enjoy the day and maybe pick up a light coating of snow, others were hard at work out on the Downtown Mall; but even they were having a blast.

"It's pretty easy to think about Christmas when it's snowing and cold outside and you're ringing a bell," said Salvation Army volunteer Brad Uhl.

"It feels like Christmas now," said fellow volunteer Mike Ryan, before adding, "but then it's going to be about 60 this weekend, I hear, so you have to take what we can get in Virginia."

Some we spoke with said they felt as if they were walking around in a snow globe Wednesday with plenty falling from the sky, but no accumulation. Others lamented the fact that there wasn't enough snow for some of their favorite winter time activities.

But Maria DiMassimo had no complaints and says she's in no rush to put her grandson on a sled.

"We can wait a little while for that. He's a little bit too small. But I think it'll be exciting. I'm having a wonderful time just going through these firsts with him."

The Charlottesville area first saw snow last winter on January 21, so Wednesday frozen precipitation was certainly a head start.


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