Monday, November 2, 2015

My View #141 - The Cold

Sometimes it is just too cold to go outside. This is a prime example of what's going on in our country this winter. Miserably cold. And it won't let up for months in some parts of Canada, Russia, Norway, Sweden and China, until April or May. I remember those long cold winters on the Prairies, the only warm footwear being Indian moccasins and 3 or 4 layers of wool socks and stockings, at 40 and 50 below zero Fahrenheit, and leather mitts over woolen gloves or mitts. No long pants for females in those days.

I do believe the world is warmer now, but this winter could just be a sample of what could be ahead for us in years to come. Lives are so often lost to the vicious cold, it is a sneaky process and causes us to relax. The brilliant sunshine that is linked to a bright cold day can be deadly.

Winter is not my favourite time of the year. Your face has the toughest skin of your whole body, and every winter we froze our cheeks, ears, and the skin under our chin or nose. They hurt when thawing, and once you freeze them and don't realize it, they freeze easier next year.

So be prepared and wrap up warm.
Modern winter moccasins by Minnetonka, still the warmest footwear in my opinion.

January 15, 2009

(from and old Prairie Chicken)

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