January 22, 2013

Hell HAS Frozen Over

HellYes folks, it has, indeed frozen over.  

Here in Michigan, and in other parts of the United States, we are in the middle of a deep freeze.  Today, schools in my area were all closed due to the low temperatures.  We don’t want students standing outside waiting for the bus or walking to school in sub zero weather. 

I remember as a child attending Elms Elementary in Flushing… second grade, I think.  There was an area of the school by the kindergarten rooms that formed a little inset area; a buffer from the winds.  At recess time after lunch, we had to go outside no matter how cold it was.  The kids would all huddle together in this area to hide from the wind and keep each other warm.  We’d stand there for about 20-25 minutes shivering until the bell rang and we could go back inside.  Funny how you remember things like that!

I live in Flushing, a little town just west of Flint.  It’s a nice area with a downtown two short blocks long.  Here’s a nice picture taken just after Christmas.  

downtown Flushing

My favorite time of the year to sit and quilt is on days like today.  I can snuggle under my quilt in my chair, warm and toasty underneath all those layers of quilt, and just hand quilt for hours.  I think I’ll head over there and do just that. 

quilt night

3 comments:

  1. I remember when we lived in Wisconsin and again in Idaho school was never cancelled it seemed - I guess we were tougher or it just wasn't thought of a hardship as much as it is now.

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  2. I got a big kick out of the 'hell' sign. That's funny. My mother used to live there. Oh the jokes we would tell ;-)

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  3. Yes, when I was a kids we also had those snow pants we wore under our skirts and galoshes that went over our shoes. None of the fancy waterproof stuff they make today. And wool socks? forget it! That is why we are all such tough cookies now.
    Quilting sounds like a good plan!

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