Can anyone tell me where the tweens and teens have been hiding during this month of record snowfall? Are they all inside playing a virtual snow removal game on their Wii or Xbox?
Ask your family, friends and co-workers who live in the city and suburbs and they can probably testify that neighbors and friends have gone over and above the call of duty to pitch in and help each other dig out, shovel sidewalks and driveways or snow-blow a path for those trapped in their homes. But the help came from adults, even senior citizens, who were looking out for each other.
Were there any sightings of 13- to 18-year-olds who happened to have days off from school? The city and boroughs were concerned about having the sidewalks clear for the kids to walk to the bus safely. Why couldn't those older school students get outdoors and pitch in to shovel?
Can anyone remember the days when a huge snowfall provided an opportunity of entrepreneurship for ambitious young people to make some money by lending a hand to a neighbor by shoveling for them? There are many widows, elderly, sick and handicapped residents who are on their own, and our young people should have it ingrained in them to look out for others rather than leave the work to adults.
I would love to hear about some neighborhood kids who helped someone out this winter. Our sidewalks and driveways could have been cleared in no time !