Fond memories! Best of all, there was no school for a week!
My parents took in a Canadian family that was stranded in Adams Center. A couple, the mother of one of them, and their kids. "Grandma" made homemade bread. We were lucky enough to have a gas stove/oven and heat, and the neighbors spent several days at our house too.
I remember walking to the local store, Fassett's, and most of the shelves were bare, but there was an army tank there and they let us kids have a peek.
The firemen cleared the sidewalks, but in a couple of different spots they made tunnels, and we played in them for several weeks afterward, until they started to collapse.
As a child I didn't have to worry about the logistics of it all, and it was just an adventure.