With schools open, din ends at home but 'worst' not over

NEIGHBORS

January 17, 1996|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ARE THEY GONE?" my friend asked as she attempted to navigate the 27 garbage bags blocking the entrance to my home.

Yes, school was open and the heirs to the Formwalt dynasty were someone else's concern for the next seven hours.

"It's not that I don't enjoy your sons, I'm just a little stressed out from the weather and I'm not up to the "

She paused, searching for a polite phrase.

Din. The word was din. I'm sure of this because for 11 days I have experienced the true meaning of din, in close quarters.

"Yes, it is odd how snow can muffle the sound outside yet intensify all interior noise," she mused. "But at least the worst is over."

Over? I don't think so. It's not over until

* I hear the thunderous sounds of trash trucks returning to my neighborhood.

* My sons stop telling their friends how -- after exhausting my supply of regular food -- I fed them Vienna sausages on raisin English muffins then tried to pass it off as international cuisine.

* The news staff at Channel 2 signs a pledge to never again report the news while wearing sweaters. I want my news from someone in a suit.

* I receive my MCI bill detailing numerous phone calls to mbrother in Florida to hear about some sunshine.

It's post-blizzard syndrome, Glen Burnie.

Dance showcase

More than 80 students from Glen Burnie High will present "Winter Dance Showcase" at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school auditorium, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Performers from Dianne Rosso's classes will showcase dancstyles, including tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and Broadway.

For information, call Ms. Rosso at 761-8950, Ext. 248.

Winter dance

Break up the winter blues with friends at a winter dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.

& Information: 766-1102.

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