A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 18, 2016
“When it snows, you have two choices—shovel or make snow angels”

"When it snows you have two choices—shovel or make snow angels” is a saying that has been printed on GIFs. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2003 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: alt.quotations
snow and ice? brrrrrrrr
Grace McGarvie
2/20/03
(...)
When it snows, you have two choices:  shovel or make snow angels.  Anonymous

27 December 2004, The Jackson County Banner (Brownstown, IN), pg. 1, col. 1:
Thought for the Day
“When it snows,
you have two choices:
shovel or make snow angels”
Anon

Twitter
cjcarat
‏@cjcarat
“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels”
10:03 AM - 18 Dec 2008

Twitter
Lolly Daskal
‏@LollyDaskal
When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels
9:57 AM - 21 Dec 2008

Google Books
Start Here, Go Anywhere:
Making Good Choices, Recovering from Bad Ones

By Richie Hughes
Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House
2011
Pg. 30:
“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.”—AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Google Books
Laughter, the Best Medicine: Holidays:
Ho, Ho, Ha! The Merriest Jokes, Quotes, and Cartoons

By Editors of Reader’s Digest
New York, NY: Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
2012
Pg. ?:
“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” —ANONYMOUS

Popcorn + Paint
12 Awesome Quotes for Christmas to Make You Smile
DECEMBER, 2016 BY: GERRY
(...)
9 Unknown Quote for the Choices with Snow
“WHEN IT SNOWS YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES:
SHOVEL…
OR MAKE SNOW ANGELS.”
UNKNOWN

Twitter
John Cosstick
‏@SnowBlowngToday
When it snows, you have two choices; shovel or make snow angels. - Unknown
2:17 PM - 18 Dec 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Sunday, December 18, 2016 • Permalink