Thursday, February 12, 2009

For Those That Are Still Cold

I received this e-mail from my Aunt Betty, who lives in MapleWood , Minnesota.
Here down South , we have had a week of temps around the low to mid 70's. I'm sorry for those of you still sufferieng in the frozen tundra up North, but thought you might get a giggle out of this:

Minnesota's Winter

60 above zero:Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Minnesota plant gardens.

50 above zero:Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Duluth/Superior sunbathe.

40 above zero:Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:Distilled water freezes.The water in Bemidji gets thicker.

20 above zero:Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero:People in Miami all die.
Minnesotans close the windows.

10 below zero:Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.

25 below zero:Hollywood disintegrates.The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero:Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the Mini-Van.

460 below zero:ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.)
People in Minnesota start saying..."Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero:Hell freezes over.
Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.

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HAHA, hope you enjoyed that little laugh.
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On a much more somber note I talked to my good friend in Chicago lastnight and her and her family need prayers. Her brother and his wife, newly married and expecting their first baby have found out that the baby has a severe heart defect. The baby isn't due for another month, but will either need a heart transplant, or at least 3 surgeries , the first of which it will have to undergo by the time its 10 hours old.



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9 comments:

Memaw's memories said...

I love your list showing what those tough folks in Minnesota are able to endure.

Will add your friends baby to my prayer list.

Chris H said...

The temperature thingee was funny!

I hope that your friends baby survives! How sad for them knowing their baby is in trouble.
I know a lovely lady in Las Vegas who has a 'heart' baby...well Matthew is 3 now... but has had to endure many operations too. Perhaps you could pop over and see her blog and maybe direct your freind's to her blog too for support from someone who know's how it is? Her name is Terri, her blog address:
http://wwwsteelmagnolia.blogspot.com
Terri :

Chris H said...

I should tell you... she is very political... so just leave her a comment about your friend's baby.. she will get back to you I'm sure!

Chris H said...

go to my blog... click on her name in my blog list... or on "Matthew', thats her son's blog.

noble pig said...

Okay that was hilarious.

Karen Deborah said...

funny, but the baby part is serious, post about this at McMuffin and also Bring the Rain go to my blog for the links. Both moms have huge followings and great prayer chains. Mcmuffins new baby was supposed to die form his heart defect and he was healed. Get the prayer chain going!!!

Eden said...

Funny, funny list! I chuckled all the way through it... same is true for us Montanans.

Prayers for your friend.

Michelle said...

Wow, that poor family. Definitely in my prayers.

And for MN? You forgot the plugging the cars in temp ;) We did have ONE day off school... after it snowed 31 inches on the day before Halloween one year. And that was it. Ever.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I've lived in MN...this is TRUE!!