When we get caught up in “cold weather talk” there are stories from the good old days just flying around!
I look back at pictures from the early 40’s and 70’s to see family members including myself, standing on top of hard drifts that built up.
Where has all that snow gone! Climate Change!!
We used to be able to walk over the tree line (how tall where those shrubs). There were snow forts and tunnels that were dug into the big drifts. What has happened. As a kid you dressed up and went out to burn off the energy and just have fun. Now its getting driven everywhere and watching t.v. or playing video games to avoid the cold. How wimpy!!
Jim Smalley and I were just conversing about getting stuck, walking distances in the cold temperatures and various other challenges that are true to Saskatchewan families.
There is always a helping hand around the corner. Could be a farmstead that offers shelter from the wind by putting your car in a shed to warm up. Could be someone stopping along the highway to help you out, change a tire or offer you a ride.
Of course the recommendation is to drive a safe vehicle. Do you have booster cables and other safety equipment at the ready. Check in with CAA in your neighbourhood to ask them about winter preparedness. Its key to survival – especially if you have never experienced this kind of cold before.