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Stocking Up for the Storm

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At Big Y in East Longmeadow, items shoppers deemed essentials were flying off the shelves. Even though the worst of the storm should be over on Saturday, that wasn’t stopping people from stocking up on things like milk and bread.

And for some shoppers the stocking up shopping trips were lasting longer than expected.

“I’ve never spent this much time in a store in my life,” said Dick Turnberg who was grocery shopping with his wife.

And while some wives were dragging their husbands to the store, some husbands were buying, gifts for their wives, at Rocky’s. Bill Smith was just leaving with a miniture shovel and snow brush for his wife.

“This is for my wife I’m going to have her do the driveway when I get home,” Smith joked.

But perhaps the husband who earned the most brownie points today didn’t go home with milk, or bread or a shovel at all. Kirk Smith, the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield was leaving Big Y with flowers for his wife.

“There’s another storm that I prepare for every day and that’s the storm of my wife. So I have to keep her happy,” said Kirk.

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