ORIGINAL: David Levine
Wife always has a parka along "just in case"
I wear shorts and tee shirts about 11 months.
Oldest son lives in GF and wears flannel shirts, barely owns a coat.
Hot blooded males I guess.
Move somewhere warm and you lose it quickly.
A few years ago on an NPR show (I think it was all things considered), they discussed an ad that appeared in the NY Times offering free property to people that moved to the town of Starkweather ND. They called the mayor to discuss this opportunity on the live show. They asked the mayor....doesn't it get cold in Starkweather. The mayor in a thick norwegian accent said, ya, it does get cold but dat wind.....that is the real problem. It can be 20 below in da winter but sunny and no wind and you can stand out in a shirt.....no jacket and be comfortable. The guys from the show calling the mayor were cracking up with laughter.
But anyone who has endured the cold with the wind can actually identify with the Mayor's assessment.
And per DLs comments ...
I've considered my climate here as the worst on the planet ... Since my son moved up DERE I've changed my tune.
When we visit, we simply shake like little wet puppies.
It's worse than here. Never thought I'd say that. My wife's clan is from around the Brainerd area, that climate is Missouri-like to me. It's all about the wind, baby. Only place where wind bites worse than here, is NoDak, IMO.
Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.