Web developer Kate Gardner tells me what she was up to during the Blizzard:

“I remember that I spent the days in ’78 constructing two very elaborate, highly realistic, quite large snow lions to guard the driveway of the apartment I lived in at the time (Newton Highlands). A process not really too dissimilar to beach sand sculpture really. You gather the raw material and shape it—and then cement it with liquid water. (You need to work fast per bucket—it does not stay liquid for very long.) It was a thing to do. After all, I was a recent art school graduate, and had a lot of time on my hands.”