I hadn't been born. Looks as if it was a mix of horrendous and fun. I can't say that I have ever heard the family talk about it and considering it went on for 2 months, I am surprised. My parents had been married a couple of years. I must ask about it. I wonder how we would cope nowadays with power cuts, lack of transport etc for that length of time. One day of shops shutting on Christmas day induces panic buying!
We don't cope!
Look at the small amount of snow we have had and everything/one is in panic mode. Think country is a joke.
The reason your parents may not have said anything is that it was just one of those things. You just had to get on with it.