With news of a snowstorm in the Midwest, this is a good time of the year to start telling all the new residents about our brutal winters....You know, where we make ourselves sound incredibly hardy. I know from my days in the car business its a great selling point for SUVs as people are so conditioned when they arrive, they really think they have to have one.
We all know that while there is some rough weather, most of the winter is just 32 and overcast and the roads are cleared so quickly that travel is hardly a problem.
It's always good to quote the temperatures in wind chill, as it makes it sound worse....and go ahead and subtract a few extra degrees, because nobody checks on it.
Winter is coming, and go ahead and enjoy the look of angst and fear on the faces of those Southerners as we recount the embellished tales of our frontier existence.