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What does 4°s Look Like?

Jan 12, 2011 by Lisa Newton

This past week, I spent some time with my family in rural Ohio.

Previously, I’ve mentioned that I grew up there.

In fact, I lived there for 19 years before moving to Washington, D.C.

Some of my fondest memories are riding my bike around town, building snow forts with my Father, and playing Matchbox cars under a large tree in the backyard with my brother and two sisters. Indeed, spending my first 10 years living in a small town and a small three-bedroom house, where I shared a room with my two sisters, seemed like a scene right out of classic Americana–and it was!

By the way, my parents paid $18,000 for that house. Talk about “back in the day!” My sister and Father, who passed away last week, still live there.

So, due to the unfortunate circumstances, I went back there last week for my Dad’s funeral.

Here, in Southern California we’ve been going through a “cold” spell of our own. But, the same is also a fact for most of the rest of the nation.

However, cold here has a totally different meaning.

Although, there wasn’t much snow on the ground, I woke up to temperatures like 4° or 11°, and by the time the sun finally came in the afternoon, the high temperature of the day had risen to a blistering 21°.

How many of you know what it feels like to walk out the door having your hair a little damp–spend 10 minutes outside–and come back in with frozen hair?

That’s Ohio in the winter.

Indeed, it’s beautiful but, you’ll have to get used to some cold weather.

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2 Responses to “What does 4°s Look Like?”

  1. Ebie says:

    Hi Liz, I am sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My sincere condolence.
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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Ebie, Thanks, Ebie. He was a good man and will be missed by many.

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