February 03, 2007

Real Winter

Before Global Warming
I confess. I am so old that I can clearly remember when the last ice age ended. I even have pictures. This one shows how the snow came up to the roof of the summer kitchen behind my two story farm house. I believe the year was 1975 or '76, and the temperatures regularly fell below -30F in N.W. Iowa that winter. We heated that house with wood, lump coal and corn cobs. Same-same cook. Water came from a hand pump in the front yard. Life was good.
I see on the 10:00 News that the temperature is below zero and will get down to maybe 10 below tonight. The local weathermongers at KMTV's Action 3 News have put their Threat Level "all the way into the orange." Wussies.

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