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01/27/2015 04:13 pm ET Updated Mar 29, 2015

The Blizzard of '78

So Winter Storm Juno is upon us. Or is it #BlizzardOf2015? Whatever we call it, it cannot possibly compete with The Blizzard of '78, the legendary Nor'easter of my childhood that shut down all of New England for a week. Yes, this 2015 snowfall may close the schools and strangle commuters, but The Blizzard of '78 had something that this storm can't match: A Freezy Headache* unsurpassed in history.

The Blizzard of 78 by Tom Shillue from Tom Shillue on Vimeo.

*For purposes of clarity, a Freezy Headache is a Boston-area** regionalism which in some areas of the U.S. is called a "brain freeze" or even an "ice-cream headache.")

**it is quite possible that this regionalism is limited to the town of Norwood, Massachusetts, or perhaps just the neighborhood on the corner of Lincoln and Prospect St.