the snow/ice storm and the will to attend an induction ceremony
By Joe Hight, 2013 Inductee
Snow and ice were predicted in Colorado on April 17th, 2013. I told my wife, Nan, that we had to make it to my Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame induction by the next morning.
Even with a four-wheel drive back Buick Enclave, a white-out had stopped us only three weeks before, just outside Pueblo.
This time, we avoided the storm the best we could. We drove winding two-lane roads. But the inevitable occurred: It snowed. Ice fell. We stopped for gasoline at a convenience store.
After I paid, a man I didn’t know asked me, “Is that your red SUV?”
“Yes,” I replied.
“Well, it’s completely covered in ice.”
The Enclave was covered in ice. We pressed on. Snow and ice wouldn’t stop us from attending the induction luncheon.
I doubt snow and ice would stop any journalist from being inducted into the Hall of Fame.