Friday, December 6, 2013

"If the ice will bear a man before Christmas. . . ."

Excepts from "Just Thoughts of a Plain Country Woman" January 20, 1946.
Weather observation predictions - fun to see if it holds true this year!
"As one who watches the weather, this Christmas weather had a fairly good forecast for the coming year's weather. 
If the ice will bear a man before Christmas, it will not bear a mouse afterward; a green Christmas makes a fat grave yard; a warm Christmas gives a cold Easter. 
I'm going to watch that one about the ice, the man, and the mouse, for the ice before Christmas was strong enough to bear cattle up until they went too far out, broke through and drowned. Then that one about "Storms follow the setting of a brilliantly white sun" or the presence of "sun dogs" means cold weather, or creaking snow underfoot, clear weather, all are based upon real truth, I find. Many times I've noticed that thunder in February is really followed by frost or very cool in May."

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