"In the bleak mid winter," the poet tells us, "frosty wind made moan. "For those who have grown up in Buffalo and Western New York, window scrapers, snow plows, anti-freeze, insulated doors, down jackets, ear muffs, and gloves have become a way of life. We may pride ourselves on having "three and a half seasons," but it is the "Buffalo winter" that has given the city its notoriety. Ice storms, blizzards, twenty five mile-an-hour winds, lake effects, school closings, the morning traffic reports have all become part of the litany of language that seems to define us more readily than the somber orange and red colors of fall or the glistening green-filled summer days in Delaware Park.
Unitarian-Universalist Church and Temple Beth Zion
The Madeline Davis GLBT Archives of Western New York
BGMC, Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus, Program
Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus, "A Winter's Tale" (2006). Programs. 3.