Something that has always been a factor in human lives, weather. From the grass skirts and loin cloths of the balmy south seas to the seal skin and bear skins of the very far North. It is the most apparent at this time of year.
We sit here in nice balmy weather (a little cool and windy right now, but it will be hot later today), and read of snow storms in the North woods of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Some of us follow the old Boomer, Woody’s blog. He left sunny Okeechobee of South Florida (called Okee by residents) and headed back to New York. He and Anna Mae ran into snow the further North they traveled, and it was near Zero in temps at his home.
We read of the BRBoomers icy roads in the Mts of North Carolina and some wonder why a Florida Family would retire North? I guess that isn’t so strange. We met a guy the other from Ft. Meyers who retired to Arkansas.
We read of Lucy’s problems with wind, rain, snow, ice in Nebraska. The coldest weather we have sustained was North Central Missouri, where we arrived to –13 from the 80’s in Biloxi, Miss. Just opposite of that, I left 20 degrees in Norfolk to arrive in the 80’s in Gitmo Bay, Cuba. That was pleasant.
Now the terrible tornadoes, and we can remember Katrina,the terrible, who took Yvette and Richard’s home and possessions in NOLA and set the two adrift in the USA, finally to settle in Coker Creek, TN for a few years before returning to their beloved NOLA.
Louis in San Fran and then Betty, in Southern Cal, great weather! But then she was in the Dakotas.
From Droughts in Texas, where Paula and John worry about cattle, to floods along the Mississippi and St. John’s Rivers. The old statement is true, Everyone talks about the Weather, but no one can do anything about it.
The whole point is, WE ADJUST! HUMANS ADJUST, WE RECOVER and with faith we go on to live. There are the weak that cannot survive, but for the most, we come out stronger for the pain brought by weather.
So as we enjoy the Sun, the Girls from the North work thru the snow, get it off the roofs, and find comfort there. In the end, we learn to be happy where we are. One famous writer known as Paul said: “I find whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content!”
Thanks for coming this way,
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is….. Alaska !!
(1941 GP (Jeep))
This was first known as a GP vehicle (Government Purpose) vehicle. According to what I have heard and Wikipedia, saying GP (GEEPEE) became Jeep! A vehicle for all weather terrain and weather!