As we entered the weekend, the snow panic was covering us.

Television news was just doing its job in warning people of the coming storm. People started to build up on food supplies, beginning Thursday. Some weekend events were being postponed, some schools and plants closed early Friday, and people in general were on the alert.

This is a far cry from many years ago when there were some minor warnings in daily newspapers and radio about snowstorms. We never heard of “snow days.” But it was quite different in those days. Children walked to neighborhood schools. Few traveled by buses.

Most people in the “old days” didn’t get excited about storms. They took it in stride.

Time changes most things. We are fortunate to get the warnings but we could do without the panic.