How People in Wisconsin Handle Winter

60 above zero:  Wisconsinites plant gardens.
50 above zero:  People are sunbathing in Green Bay .
40 above zero:  Wisconsinites drive with the sunroof open.
32 above zero:  The water in  Hayward gets thicker.
20 above zero:  Wisconsinites throw on a flannel shirt.
15 above zero:  People in  Wisconsin have one last cookout before it gets cold.
Zero:  Wisconsinites close the windows.
10 below zero: Wisconsinites dig their winter out of storage.
25 below zero:  Girl Scouts in  Wisconsin still selling cookies door to door.
40 below zero: People in  Wisconsin let their dogs sleep indoors.
100 below zero: Wisconsinites get upset because the Mini-Van won’t start.
460 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). People in  Wisconsin can be heard to say, “Cold ’nuff fer ya?”
500 below zero:  Hell freezes over.  Wisconsin public schools open 2 hours late

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Keetha Broyles said…

I don't know about this list - - - I believe it WAS true when I was a girl in Hayward, but a TON O SCHOOLS are cancelled round these here parts tomorrow and the low tonight is ONLY supposed to be -14.

I believe even we Wisconsinites may be getting soft.

Sign of the times I guess.
Keetha Broyles said…

This is no lie - - - when I was going to elementary school right across the street from the THEN Hayward Wesleyan, the SCHOOL RULE was we HAD to play OUTDOORS at recess until the temp was 20 below zero. If it got colder than that, we were allowed to have recess indoors.

I don't remember ANY indoor recesses.

I DO however, remember PLENTY of recesses where we stood like cattle in a circle breathing on each other TRYING to stay warm.

I also remember giving my mittens to a friend who had none because I knew I had another pair at home, across the street, in my drawer and I could get them at lunch and wear them back to school while she had NONE and needed mine.

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