Saturday, January 9, 2010

Baby, it is Cold Outside.....................

It is 7:01 AM about 40 miles north of the Gulf. It is 21 degrees.........brrrrrr. I have never seen it this cold here (of coarse being born in Iowa and living there for many years I have seen it much, much colder). I think this is a record. I have to tell you my Iowa Cold Story. We lived about 4 miles out into the country from Cedar Rapids. Jim, at the time was a deputy sheriff. He was working a late shift. The temperature with the chill factor was a -60 degrees (now that is cold). Since we lived in the country, and the time period is about 1973, our roads were not paved. When the frost melted out of the ground and people drove on it, the result would be ruts that left the road very rough. Then the ruts would freeze. Jim, hops into his car (after warming it up) starts down the road, hits a rut, the dashboard breaks in half. That is probably my best cold, cold story. I also have a few about walking two miles to school in the snow storms and etc. :-) Stay warm..............Sharie

1 comment:

  1. Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

    Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan:

    Also see Gary Yourofsky: