Surviving a touch of snowmageddon

BECKER – Shy of a couple of rough snow storms when he was too young to know or has already forgotten about, Jamie Nelson associates winter weather with a light dusting at most in Mississippi. Recent trips north this season with Stanford & Son auctioning company in Lackey proved to be eye opening experiences for a true winter.

COURTESY PHOTO GREAT WHITE NORTH – Jamie Nelson shovels snow while in Illinois to clear a path to get the car out of the driveway. The Becker resident isn't used to the waves of snow the north has experienced much of the winter, but he had a feel for it during two trips to Iowa and Illinois.

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GREAT WHITE NORTH – Jamie Nelson shovels snow while in Illinois to clear a path to get the car out of the driveway. The Becker resident isn’t used to the waves of snow the north has experienced much of the winter, but he had a feel for it during two trips to Iowa and Illinois.

“My first trip was to Chicago while my daughter was on Christmas break and we saw most of it around Southern Illinois when it was past knee-deep on her. My last trip was to Iowa a couple of weeks ago and after stopping in Aurora [Ill.] on the way back, I got used to shoveling snow just to get in and out,” Nelson said.
Several northern states have been hit repeatedly with one round of blanketing snow after another throughout the winter.
“Around here, if they say snow is coming tomorrow, you’ll see all the school closings on the news tomorrow. It was crazy for me to keep working like a normal day to bring items back for auction here,” Nelson said.

Stanford and Sons, Inc. will host a gun auction Saturday, March 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at its location at Old Columbus Road and Highway 45 in

Lackey.

About Ray Van Dusen

I've been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. I'm always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. You can reach me via email at ray.vandusen@journalinc.com.