- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
when some yahoos broke into my truck they smashed the window then for extra fun they put their crowbar through all the guages in the dash and through the radio and tape player. they were caught (footprints in the snow leading back to where they lived where they had the stuff they stole stashed). kids... it had a lot of snow in it by the time i was notified. it was parked in an overflow parking lot which was a ways up hill and away from campus making it a target for these kids.Exhibit B happened during a blizzard a few years ago to my school bus. I had a passenger door that never closed snuggly and any wind would work it open, YEP. Came to work to have to shovel it out. Up the step, on and under the driver set and dash. There was even snow blown into the console dials. What a MESS.
I do not believe I ever mentioned that even though I was born in Montgomery, I grew up in Alaska. My brother was born in Wrangel. I spent formative years in a village called Bethel. It was cold enough to freeze my grits. And no trees. I love trees, and so I left.
Well I wont deny that I've had my eyelids frozen shut while out in the sleet around here. And I did some tent camping down in Arkansas one August years ago when it was over 110 degrees. I about melted into a puddle. so if thats comfy for you guys, then its foreign to me!
this is very fitting right now as my first roommate from college is just getting a story published that references this poem indirectly. i'd never read it before so thanks for the post.I do not believe I ever mentioned that even though I was born in Montgomery, I grew up in Alaska. My brother was born in Wrangel. I spent formative years in a village called Bethel. It was cold enough to freeze my grits. And no trees. I love trees, and so I left.
And..The cremation of Sam Mcgee is a famous poem about a cold southerner.
I wonder what that is like .. ?Air that you can wear! I actually went out with a flashlight the other night and could see the air reflecting light because there was so much post rain moisture in the air!
Seedcorn has a friend! Congratulations to you both! @seedcorn never had a friend before.... BWAHAHAHAOoohhhhhh...Well then...shots fired!
If any northerner didn't check the depth of the ice on a lake, or left their door/window/sunroof open in the snow, then that's their own fault. But it was probably a visiting southerner..I've seen them slip-sliding around on the roads because they never learned how to drive on ice and compacted snow...
I will take my climate any day. The snow crunches under your feet 1,000,000X better than dry leaves, and on the coldest nights it shimmers in the moonlight like sparkling diamonds. And how many southerners can grow my favorite perennial flowers, beautiful peonies and lilacs? They thrive with zero attention here...just another benefit of our -30 degree winters.
Currently my hardneck garlic (that's right, I'll get scapes!) is waiting patiently under a nice blanket of snow while I'm planning the rest of my garden indoors. And when spring gets here, I will get to plant my lettuce and spinach along with everything else because my summer doesn't turn them into premature flowers. That means I'll get to eat my salad ingredients all together! And with a little preserving, I'm still eating from my garden year-round. I'm more than happy to enjoy a MN winter. You don't make me jealous with those green pictures, southerners are the ones who are missing out! We know what cold actually feels like and still enjoy it!