I COLD 2019
January 31, 2019: 32 below when I got up this morning. Hey, it’s January in Minnesota. Deal with it. TV commentators are hand-wringing about the current polar vortex. Schools are closed. Even the mail isn’t being delivered. Missouri relatives call and wonder if we are still alive. Yep. We’re not dumb enough to go outside, or lick flagpoles. It was 13 below down there. Ha! You think that’s cold? As another Randy Bachman sang: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Missouri relatives think there are no lazy people in Minnesota. With that cold weather how could there be? I don’t know about lazy, but homeless advocates are rounding up people who have been riding the light rails or hunkering down in apartment hallways just to stay warm. In the meantime I’m toasty in my 67 degree heated home with the furnace running full blast. Counting my blessings. Can’t remember when, but here is a ditty I wrote a while back when the cold hit like a brick, as it is doing now. Stay warm.