What kind of delicate flowers are we raising these days?
Allen County school districts follow a simple guideline when temperatures drop: If wind chills reach minus 25 degrees, then school will either be delayed or closed. All four local districts are closed today.
At minus16 degrees, it takes a full 10 minutes for unexposed skin to achieve frostbite. Don't these kids know that in our day, we had to walk 10 miles to school each through six-foot snow drifts -- and it was uphill both ways! And when we got there, we just didn't just have to chop the wood for the fireplace -- we had to build the fireplace first! Bad-da-bing.
Just kidding. I notice that a wind chill of minus 25 is pretty effective in keeping a lot of people home. My garbage wasn't picked up. All the schools were closed. People weren't going to offices. All evening meetings and events were canceled.
You know who did have to go to work, no excuses allowed? Newspaper and TV people, so we could perform the vital task of telling you everything you weren't doing today.