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WHY I LOVE MICHIGAN
When it's Wintertime in Michigan, And the gentle breezes blow, About seventy miles an hour, And it's fifty-two below, You can tell you're in Michigan, 'cause the snow's up to your butt; And you take a breath of Winter air, And your nose holes both freeze shut. The weather here is wonderful, So I guess I'll hang around. I could NEVER leave Michigan; My feet are frozen to the ground.
-- Betsy K (email@example.com), February 07, 2001
LOL! I'm substituting Wisconsin . . . . ;-)
-- Joy Froelich (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2001.
We don't live in Michigan but certainly close enough (2 miles south of the state line) to know the truth in the above and I'm still laughing. Love the line about the gentle breezes!
-- Terry-NW Ohio (aunt_tm@hotmail .com), February 07, 2001.
I feel the same way about Alaska, I love the place but it does get a little chilly sometimes. I can tell when the temps have gotten below 10 degrees (not including windchill) when I go outside to have a smoke and I can feel my nosehairs freeze up when I inhale.
Smoking outside when its cold like that is kind of nasty because the smoke condenses almost instantly on your clothes and you stink for the next few hours, I keep a jacket thats just for smoking in, I suppose I really should quit.
-- Dave (Ak) (email@example.com), February 08, 2001.
I identify. I live in Southwest Mich and boy was it cold yesterday morning. This morning I have 32o warmer than yesterday. They are predicting rain and an high of possibly 50o today although I doubt it will get there but you never know. I would not live anywhere else!
-- cynthia (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 08, 2001.
Sorry, can't identify (fortunately!) 80º yesterday. Today cooler. Weather bounces here during the winter. Hot one day, drops 30-50 degrees that night. Cold for a couple of days ~ 30's-40's-50's. Back up to the 70's for a few days. Up and down. Can't really complain (altho I am) about our cold days knowing what some of you are going thru. That's why I live in the sunbelt!
South Central Texas
-- ~Rogo (email@example.com), February 08, 2001.
Betsy, Thanks for the beautiful poem. I just love it. The last sentence. My feet are frozen to the ground is such a fun ending, you gave me a chuckle. You should really enter this to some Michagan magazine, to be enjoyed by more. Have a good day Sincerly Tren
-- trendle ellwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 08, 2001.
You're making me homesick! Lived most of my life in Upper Michigan and truely believe it is "God's Country" as the natives refer to it. I'm fortunate enough to still have a place there that I can call home and try to make it back as often as I can. My favorite thing about Upper Michigan is being able to see the Northern Lights, summer and winter. We're in Central Wisconsin now and keep looking but haven't seen them here yet.
-- Rose Marie Wild (email@example.com), February 08, 2001.
Another Yooper at heart here! I spent 4 years up at Michigan Tech in Houghton. Although up there when the snow is only up to your butt you know it must be springtime! Sherri in IN
-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), February 08, 2001.
I was born in the UP and were going back to the Family Farm in the summer. I can't wait. Our families log cabin has been updated. Iur family reunions are great. Anyone from Crystal Falls, Mich? Were living in Upstate NY and have a Small Family Farm. God BLESS THE YOOPER PEOPLE.
-- PRISCILLA (Mtasheacres@aol.com), February 12, 2001.
You folks up north may love the cold. But we down south are not so bold! A crisp October day is great, But death by FROZE is not our fate! We both prefer the Southern life,- The Maineiac and his Dear Wife!
-- Brad (homefixer@SacoRiver.net), February 14, 2001.