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Winter 1964 in Wayne County, Michigan. This is the kind of snow I remember from my childhood: the green grass a distant memory, Dad's shrubs bowed over from the weight of the snowfall, and deadly icicles hanging from the gutters. The following Autumn, I started Kindergarten at my local Elementary school. Yes, I had to walk uphill both ways. View full size.