Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA
“Maybe you know some little places to go to where they never close – Downtown.” From the song Downtown performed by Petula Clark; a link to the song is at the end of this post
Many brave workers made it into their restaurants last night to serve the few who ventured out during the 4th snow storm of the last fortnight. The Heartbeat of Haverhill was surprised by an instanteous “go or no” invitation to ensure their efforts were not in vain. THOH knowing the alternative was cooking after shoveling for an hour voted “Go”. and we left, my hair still soaked from the very snow that otherwise would have landed back in my shoveled path, a coat soaked clean through was left hanging out to dry and we were off.
That’s when we learned that despite the griping, the muscles tired from throwing snow higher and higher with each passing storm, and the absolute longing to see something sprout in a garden, or at least see where a garden might grow instead of a lump the size of a reclining elephant covered in snow, snow is still pretty.
Enjoy these photos shot Downtown in Haverhill February 18 2014 Special thanks to my husband, Jonathan Campbell, for dragging me out and then shooting some of the wonderful images for this slide show.
Recording of Downtown by Petula Clark: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1fk4b_petula-clark-downtown_music
(c)2014 by Alison Colby-Campbell text and images, additional images copyrighted by Jonathan W. Campbell as marked