On October 27, 2011, the falling foliage in the Berkshires was urged along by an unseasonal dumping of snow. Big, December-sized flakes fell through the afternoon and well into the night. Carved pumpkins seemed out of place and fall coats were too thin.
On televisions in homes and bars, game six of the World Series motored on. The Texas Rangers vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. Even for diehard Sox fans, the rivalry was too good not to watch.
It was a Thursday night, and Friday morning brought with it car doors that were frozen shut and sidewalks peppered with iced-over leaves.