Hard Winter

It’s been 7 years since this winter, but I think the description might still be useful to understanding “The Long Winter”. I updated it a little. I hope you enjoy it.

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I can call my post The Hard Winter (unlike Laura who had to change it to The Long Winter) because I don’t have any editors telling me that I shouldn’t tell children anything is hard. 😉

Last year was our first true Iowa winter in a long time and, as Iowa winters tend to run in packs, this one is following along the same lines. Thursday, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where I work, had a wind chill of -52 F. To picture how cold that was, the news showed several people taking boiling water outside and throwing it up in the air and it literally froze into vapor and ice pellets before it hit the ground. (Don’t try this at home because if you aren’t careful you can end up throwing near boiling water in your face. There have been several incidents of it happening.)

Wednesday we got 7.5 inches…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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