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Sarah Foster is pictured in 1994 when she was 3 years old holding a sign commemorating a rare late-April snowstorm. She had an updated photo take when a storm came through Hastings on Monday.

Monday's snowstorm was the perfect opportunity for Sarah Foster to update a photo from her baby book

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Monday's snowstorm was the perfect opportunity for Sarah Foster to update a photo from her baby book
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

As a curious 3-year-old, Sarah Foster's parents didn't need to prod her much to go play in the snow. Even in late April.

So, after a freak snowstorm on April 28, 1994, there she was, running around in the family's Hastings backyard near what was then Tilden Elementary. One of her parents gave her a sign that simply read: "April 28, 1994. It's snowing."


The photo then got put into her baby book, where her parents Rachel and Scott figured it would stay.

On Monday, though, opportunity arose as Hastings got hit with another snowstorm.

Foster drafted a sign that looked much like the original one, she ran outside and her mother snapped a photo. Foster then put the two photos together, side-by-side, and began sharing the photo with friends. This time around, though, she didn't greet the white stuff as warmly as she did when she was 3.

"I was excited it was snowing then -- I'm not excited now," she said. "I was not happy (when I woke up Tuesday). I'm definitely ready for spring. I commute to work in Eagan -- it's not fun driving to work in the morning when it's snowing."

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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