I Remember What This Was Like #1LinerWeds #JusJoJan

I feel badly for those of you that are currently sitting in the deepfreeze. This was one of the reasons I moved South, to avoid this. It gets cold here, but nothing like the “get up in the middle of the night to make sure your car will start” cold I experienced in all those years traveling in the Midwest. And there’s none of this shoveling snow here: we just wait until it melts.


One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. It’s also part of Just Jot It January this month.

Now here’s the Soaky Kid with Donald Duck and Porky Pig for Soaky bubble bath. It’s more fun than getting dirty!

Yes, this was childhood, ’60’s style.

40 thoughts on “I Remember What This Was Like #1LinerWeds #JusJoJan

  1. Thank you for the support for us up here shivering in the cold ;-)! You lived in Chicago, right? I hope I’m remembering correctly? Chicago winds, yikes, I’m glad to hear they closed a lot of stuff today!

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    1. Shelley, Chicago travels east across Lake Michigan and gathers momentum, then slams us in MI. It’s colder than a….. here right now. They advise no more than 10 minutes at a time outside.

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          1. Thank you! Yes, this morning I see tracks to their home, so they’ve found their way. And, yes, I adore our Tea House (when weather permits!). It’s a nice getaway place in the summer months.

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    2. Right, I lived the first part of my life in Chicago and suburbs. I actually remember times when it was worse: there was a weekend in 1982 or 1983 when the windchill was -120 (at least that’s what they said on the news). Naturally, I had to go in to work that Sunday…

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  2. Hi John – can quite see why you moved south, and also why many Canadians move west … that polar sounds awful … take care all. We have a centimetre or two and we’re coming to a grinding halt! Well I’m on the south coast – so miss it … but the Downs have a sprinkling … take care and loved Donald Duck and his ad – cheers Hilary

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  3. Me and the husband are looking forward to the day when we can leave this icebox. Been doing this forever, ughhh. He’s working from home for the next 2 days and there’s nothing you can do but try to embrace the season. Actually I think I’ve been outside for too long and I am experiencing some kind of brain freeze. I’m not embracing this, I think I’ll just stay in bed and cover up my head for the next 2 months !!!! brrr

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      1. I know but exactly -30/30 there’s a difference, and when you do get a taste of winter it’s usually gone before you get to tired of it. Let’s see now they are calling for 1/3 ” of snow today. So we can worry about ending up in the ditch in this polar winter…Like I said, I’m so done with it…Thanks for stopping by Mr. John πŸ˜‰

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  4. I remember it too, and I still live here to experience it today. Yay.

    -23 a couple hours ago. Way up to -20 now πŸ˜‚

    And these days, the weather isn’t even the worst thing about living in Illinois …

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  5. It’s a balmy -17C here today and for the next 3 days. I don’t mind it one bit because I can dress up warm and feel good. I love the sound of walking in the snow and looking at it at night and seeing it sparkle. In the summer, with that horrible heat and humidity, I can’t get cool and just stay inside.

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    1. We get 6 months of beastly heat and 6 months of pretty comfortable weather, but there are times when it feels like we go right from winter to summer or vice versa. Wouldn’t have it any other way…

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  6. We are experiencing a “role reversal” situation with this temperature situation. We have four adult kids threatening us with unspecified punishment if we even think about going out in this weather. When I got up this morning the “real feel” temperature was -60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    1. It was 22 degrees here with a real-feel of 19, and Mary and I both decided we didn’t need to leave the house; we’ll just wait until it warms up. Hey, we moved here to get away from the cold and snow…

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  7. I did just the opposite. I was sick of the endless heat. The day I moved it was 101 in mid May. When I got to Iowa it was 74. I think I will take to two months of bitter cold vs the 4-6 months of incredible heat depending on where you are. Atlanta is not too bad but I was tired of the big city. Moved to the furnace of Alabama…enough.

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    1. It can be 90 degrees in both Iowa and Alabama, and it’ll feel hotter in Alabama. We had to endure our first summer in Georgia without air conditioning, and thought we could do it, because the temperature was pretty much the same as it was in Chicago and we had endured summers like that there. Uh, no…

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  8. It’s supposed to be between 0 and 6 F today with a windchill of -50. I’ve been snowed in since Sunday, as the snowblower won’t start. Now there is quite a lot of snow between here and the garage, too much to shovel. Staying warm and watching the winter wonderland as I type. It’s supposed to get up to freezing on Friday…

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      1. I just went out to get wood and started the car up while loading it, as I’ve been snowed in since Sunday and don’t want its battery to die. The car thermometer says 2. Not much wind right now.

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        1. In Chicago, we used to say that 33 degrees was time to wash the car… 2 degrees, well, maybe not, even with the lack of wind. I remember the days of geting up in the middle of the night to make sure the car would start. Started fine at 2 AM, 4 AM and 6 AM. At 7, when it was time to go to work, it wouldn’t start…

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  9. Any extreme weather is not pleasant thus the reason I like the Atlanta area. The weather is pretty mild but seems spring and fall are way too short. Too much summer and too much winter seem to becoming more frequent, unfortunately for some of us.

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