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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Good Morning - Thursday - January 13, 2011

It's calm but COLD outside.

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.

Many schools are out for the 4th day in a row.

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! 

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