Snow follows couple

PAT FRIDGEN
Paul and Sharon Wiles of Fairfield and formerly of Greencastle tried to escape winter earlier this month, but found it in South Carolina too. This is their driveway on Feb. 11.

Paul and Sharon Wiles of Fairfield went to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Feb. 11 for a long weekend. They thought they were leaving snow behind.

Formerly of Greencastle, Sharon said 53 inches over the winter was enough and they wanted to get away from it all. Their home in the south sounded appealing.

“It was just like here,” she rued. “Friday night it started snowing like crazy. It was 26 degrees in the morning.”

The city accumulated four inches, and she admitted it was beautiful, especially on the beach. Paul did some shoveling, though the snow melted by evening. During the brief winter wonderland, neighbors built a snowman and children filled buckets to save some snow for later.

The Wiles travel to Myrtle Beach several times a year. Once caught in a snowstorm at Christmas, they decided ‘never again’ for that holiday.  Now Sharon said that notion could change. Snow apparently can hit any time over the winter.

They have family still in Greencastle, daughters Traci and Scott Akers and Staci and Brock Seibert. Their grandson Josh Pluta attends Greencastle-Antrim High School.

Paul and Sharon Wiles of Fairfield and formerly of Greencastle tried to escape winter earlier this month, but found it in South Carolina too. This is Feb. 13 in South Carolina.