OK, it's true we had more snow this past week than we had during the Blizzard of '78, which occurred on Feb. 6-7, 1978.
But the Blizzard of '78 was not just about snow.
In fact, snow was the least of it.
I know, I know, your first thought is that this column is simply going to be one of those diatribes by a curmudgeonly old man who wants you to know that "back then" we had "real" snow, while this week's snow was "wimpy" snow.
Nobody is prouder than am I of how far we as a commonwealth have come in our preparation and implementation of snow-emergency responses since we were caught completely flatfooted 37 years ago.
And I say "we" because back in 1978, I was a key player in the Blizzard of '78 response.
On the first night of the storm, I found myself alone on a cot in what we humorously dubbed back then "the MDC Storm Control Center." To put it succinctly, the current Framingham bunker it wasn't.