Milwaukee residents over spring snow

Local children happy with snow, adults miffed

MILWAUKEE -- Children were yelling and screaming at Veterans' Memorial Park Thursday morning. In their winter coats, they were sliding down a fresh snow hill. From the looks of it, you'd never be able to tell it was April 19th.

"They're little penguins over there," Kim Bair, a first-grade teacher at Tamarack Waldorf School said. 

"They love it," Karina Rochette, a first grade assistant at Tamarack Waldorf School said. "This is exactly what they needed."

That child-like enthusiasm was lost on most adults in the city. If it were January 19th, they could put up with the cold weather. After all, this is Wisconsin. 

Sure, it may be cold on April 19th -- but they don't expect to have to clean their cars off twice in one week nearly three weeks after Easter.

"I wasn't expecting this much snow at all," Jacob Carlson said on his way to the gym. "Mother Nature needs to wake up a little bit."

"When is it going to end?" Ashley Bain said. "It gets old scraping off the car every morning."

But it could always be worse. Bryan Lemus had to fix a tire this morning and was late for his college class. Tuesday, he got in a minor car accident as well. So the snow has been the least of his worries.

"I have no choice," Lemus said. "I have to go to school. I have to go to work. I got to live life. It happens."

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