Folsom is a wonderful place and the weather is amazingly good most of the time. So you might say it was a bit of a shock to hear it would be 26 degrees overnight and that it might even snow.
Snow in Folsom, only 200 feet above sea level? What Would Johnny Cash Say? I thought I’d better go out to see what it was like, such an historic occasion. I can tell you it was cold, but thank goodness for thermal underwear and a knitted sweater, scarf and hat, so only my fingers were cold.
It was so cold even the trees were getting into the act, “snowing” their leaves onto the ground – and in more than one case, onto cars that thought they were safe, hiding from the cold.
Lawns, leaves and decks were crunchy underfoot – and probably slippery, but I didn’t give them a chance to trip me. With Christmas decorations, Sutter Street looked fantastic, a white dusting showing up on each shed roof and on the grass in the median.
As I passed through the 800 block, Dorothea’s windows were bright, with lots of red and green, and decorations putting a smile on my face, even with the cold nipping away at my hands. The Black Rooster and Sutter Grill were open for coffee, brightening up someone’s day. I was hoping to see Richard Gray, playing Johnny Cash from his old juke box, but it wasn’t to be, too early for him.
Shanae rugs, the Lighting Palace and Gem-n-I Jewelry Gallery looked sparkling, with their white dusting highlights, and the old monuments in the median were festive with their Christmas flags.
I walked down to the railroad depot, and the Southern Pacific train looked like it was ready to take passengers for a ride, as the sun came up and made everything sparkle.
So, what would Johnny Cash say about snow in Folsom? He might have said Folsom’s looking good, he might have said the train’s a coming, but all I know is what I said. “It was a nice little trip, and I love Folsom, but I think I’ll stay inside tomorrow morning.”