There used to be winters before the weather became entertainment.
There was frost, rain, flooding and landslides, one had to accept as norm,
unless it was of a disastrous dimension. 1948 was so cold, birds fell
from the sky and we had to steal coal from the depot – a hole in the fence not
repaired before spring - the worker knew but looked away, this was a time
of social cohesion, we were equally poor and recovering from a war.
Snow in Ohio, and we see cars skidding on icy roads, what a distraction
from our sheltered life, nature actually exists and we better show respect,
if not, nature will turn against us and shake us into showing obeisance.