I'll never forget the blizzrd of '47. It arrived on my birthday (day after Christmas) and ultimately dumped about 25- 26 inches of snow. We had this great mound of snow right in front of my house which lasted (it seems) until April when all the remaining snow was black with soot. It was a godsend for kids and we reveled in it for days and weeks on end.
These days I have a different outlook on big snow storms (ha ha).