Many of us are below zero right now- and my financial situation isn't much bettter...
But seriously folks- it's a balmy 5 degrees here in South KC-MO- but anywhere from zero to below around the MetroRegion this A.M..
Coldest at 5 a.m. was -8 at Lawrence- but it will be at LEAST 10 to 15 degrees warmer than this tomorrow morning as we struggle to reach to 20's.
I don't really understand this- since the snow had ended by Tuesday morning.
Growing up in the Kosmic City- I don't EVER recall weather closing school for 4 days in a row- if it did- it was the Winter of 1960-61 when we had all kinds of snow- but not cold.
I remember in the later 1960's walking the mile or so from our East 61st Street house to Southeast High school in 6 to 12 inches of snowfall and temperatures around zero with the wind HOWLING.
Now we had it better than Dad and Mom- who had to walk 10 miles to school in 6-foot snowdrifts in their bare feet (heh) but come ON!
We bundled up like Eskimos and took it. What have we come to in 2011?
Reminds me of an email I got the other day- about how when WE were young our Moms smoke and drank- we rode around in cars without seatbelts and bikes without helmets- blah- blah- blah and we STILL lived to tell...
Nowadays we're more concerned about THE SAFETY of our kids- while their schools don't seem to teach them as well- get less funding and their very financial futures- freedoms and very well-being is clouded.
Okay- 'nuff said from a "Groucho" who didn't get enough sleep last night- so I'm off to reading Central States news and weather and I'll see you later... PEACE!