Snow danced over the streets of Jacksonville Thursday for the first time in five years and tied the record for the day of a trace set 57 years ago.
It wouldn't get a second glance in most of the country but this is Florida and any snow flurry is a big deal.
Several years ago I was conducting an audit in Crestview, Florida as an auditor for Centel, the company that owned Central Telephone Company of Florida*.
They told us of a recent show in Crestview. From all accounts there was almost one inch of snow but it closed schools, banks and most stores.
I still smile at the way they spoke in hushed tones as they described that deep snow that paralyzed their town.
*Central Telephone Company of Florida was a subsidiary of Centel which was purchased by Sprint in the early 1990’s and later became Embarq Florida and I'm told it is now CenturyLink.