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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

While the newspapers trumpeted the storm's demise, people used humor to show they had not been defeated by the blizzard. A prankster placed a placard on a particularly huge drift near New York City's Madison Square that read: THIS SNOW IS ABSOLUTELY FREE! PLEASE TAKE A SAMPLE!

Several blocks away, a shopkeeper, frustrated that he could not find anyone to shovel his snow, left this sign outside his place of buisness: IMPORTANT! EXPENSIVE DIAMOND RING LOST UNDER THIS SNOW DRIFT! FINDERS KEEPERS! START DIGGING! YOU MAY BE THE LUCKY WINNER!

           --Jim Murphy, Blizzard! (Scholastic, 2000)

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