It’s winter — be grateful you live in Indiana
The Winter Storm Warning we just went through reminds me of the hearty stock we Hoosiers come from.
When I was born in South Bend, I chose an excellent part of the country in which to live.
Some folks whine because they don’t have seasons where they live.
“It’s too warm all the time,” they complain.
Not Indiana. No sir. In Indiana, when fall comes we buck up and brace for the flurry white stuff that is to come.
We take pride in memories of falling in the snow and those fender benders and the deductibles we pay to have our vehicles repaired. Yes sir! We are ready.
Why, not long ago someone mentioned to me, “We’re about ready for a blizzard like the blizzard of 1978.”
He was right! Oh, boy!
Think about it. Our kids weren’t born yet. Were yours? In all likelihood, you didn’t see it either because you weren’t born yet.
If my math serves me correctly, that was exactly 40 years ago this month!
You have to feel happy for the truck driver from California who was interviewed on The Weather Channel Saturday morning.
Did he want to get back to California?
With a “*duh* expression on his face he replied, “Well, yeah, it’s 70 degrees there, man.”
But he can be thankful he was able to enjoy being stuck on an Interstate in the Midwest for four hours, wearing 5 layers of clothing while his friends and family sat around the pool with a cool drink.
I’m proud to be a Hoosier! We have the best of all weather conditions all year ‘round!
P.S. Before you call The Brazil Times and yell at Edie or Rana or Jeanne, yes, this was written tongue in cheek and intended to be humorous.
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE AND SLOW DOWN!