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Blizzard MOnday

Monday, January 28, 2013

We got yet another snow/sleet/rain/hail storm last night and this morning. All in the space of a few hours. No school locally,, the roads are clear, slushy and slated,, nowadays they stop school if the weather is too cold OUTSIDE!??!!!!!
I drove to work on the unploughed roads in the dark 40 mph no problem,, but those many-tons buses loaded with bodies might slide a little??? The streets were plowed while it was still dark, way before schooltime..
The kids ride on heated buses, have brand new(My elevated tax dollars at work) HVAC systems, still cannot be there if the weather is cold outside!! Gee, I wonder why non Americans see us as wimpy, snoots that WILL NOT endure any discomforts!! They walk about twenty yards to the bus stop and twenty feet from the bus to the heated buildings.
Next it will be our tax dollars buying them all new coats and boots,, oh, I forgot, we already do that ....
off my soapbox..

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PATRICIAAK 1/29/2013 12:19AM

    I hear you!

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/28/2013 10:02PM

    What ever happened to indoor games. What did we play on rainy days at school. Thumbs up? I suppose these days that is a dumb game lol.

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/28/2013 9:52PM

    Go wash your feet out with soap. ;)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/28/2013 7:07PM

    Stay warm & safe

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3016DEBRA 1/28/2013 5:40PM

  I's getting to be ridiculous! I remember we couldn't wear pants or jeans to school unless it was (don't remember the temp) ? but they still had to be worn under our skirts/dresses! emoticon

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NORASPAT 1/28/2013 5:12PM

    England was never so cold when I went to school.
Here in Maine our sons walked to school, we lived one mile from the school and they had to walk. I had no problem with that, the walk did them good. If the early start was too cold i took them there in the car or I walked with them to school. we could chat and I could exercise.

The sign of the times is the problem. there are so many SAFETY rules needed for every eventuality. We are not raising children to be self sufficient. We are allowing society to become distrusting of others and rightly so. I wish it were different but it will not get better any time soon that's for sure.
HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon

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_MOBII_ 1/28/2013 2:05PM

    I grew up in northern Illinois and it was a very rare thing that school would be cancelled because of snow and never because of cold (that I remember anyways)...this on top of getting white washed almost daily at the bus stop by my cousin!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/28/2013 12:41PM

    I know what you mean: when I was in elementary school when it was -40 (C) they'd cancel recess, but the school was open. I do believe that the only times our schools (to this day) have been closed due to weather was in '96 when the school was literally buried and it took 2 days to shovel it out.

City people have it easy/hard (I suppose parents have to find child care, etc). So weird!

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SKIRNIR 1/28/2013 12:40PM

    Where I was, they canceled school if it was too cold due to students who walk to school or wait at bus stops. Even though I would think parents are smart enough to bundle them up appropriately, drive them and wait at the bus stop in a heated car, or drive them to school all together.

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