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Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:16 AM

 

Why, when I was a kid, it was so cold that.......(complete the senence).

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Reply Why, when I was a kid, it was so cold that.......(complete the senence). (Original post)
Hoppy Feb 2015 OP
shenmue Feb 2015 #1
UncleYoder Feb 2015 #2
In_The_Wind Feb 2015 #3
HereSince1628 Feb 2015 #4
Takket Feb 2015 #5
B Calm Feb 2015 #6
UncleYoder Feb 2015 #7
pinboy3niner Feb 2015 #16
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2015 #36
NuclearDem Feb 2015 #8
tularetom Feb 2015 #9
dembotoz Feb 2015 #22
B Calm Feb 2015 #38
DetlefK Feb 2015 #10
LeftinOH Feb 2015 #11
pipi_k Feb 2015 #18
laundry_queen Feb 2015 #63
Evergreen Emerald Feb 2015 #12
FSogol Feb 2015 #48
trumad Feb 2015 #13
Throckmorton Feb 2015 #14
Capt. Obvious Feb 2015 #15
N_E_1 for Tennis Feb 2015 #17
pipi_k Feb 2015 #19
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2015 #52
One_Life_To_Give Feb 2015 #20
Orsino Feb 2015 #21
dembotoz Feb 2015 #23
JCMach1 Feb 2015 #24
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Faux pas Feb 2015 #26
Shrike47 Feb 2015 #27
HockeyMom Feb 2015 #28
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guillaumeb Feb 2015 #31
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ksoze Feb 2015 #33
Baclava Feb 2015 #35
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Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2015 #53
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Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2015 #55
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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:20 AM

1. My hands looked like a lizard

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:21 AM

2. when we milked the cows,

 

we got ice cream!
When we milked the brown cows - we got chocolate ice cream!

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:21 AM

3. Milk bottles delivered to our front porch had ice crystals.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:22 AM

4. dogs froze to fire hydrants

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:22 AM

5. your tongue would freeze to the roof of your mouth

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:22 AM

6. I would if I knew what a senence is

 

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Response to B Calm (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:24 AM

7. That's when your

 

dead uncle comes and speaks to you.

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Response to UncleYoder (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:19 AM

16. LOL! And it was so cold that the spirits had to be plowed out.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:56 PM

36. It's so cold the "T" can't be pronounced. n/t

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:27 AM

8. it made Pluto a planet.

 

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:29 AM

9. I wore 15 bread bags on each appendage while walking to school

And of course it was 20 miles each way. Uphill. Both ways.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:17 PM

22. winner

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:16 PM

38. LOL +2

 

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:33 AM

10. I think, the four Yorkshiremen said it best:

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:07 AM

11. my wet hair would freeze on the way to school...

It's true. I didn't use a hair dryer; didn't wear a hat (wearing a hat made you look like a nerd); walked three couple blocks to school. Hair completely frozen solid. What a stupid teenager I was.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:46 AM

18. hahahah

I did that exactly once, in 9th grade.

I hadn't washed my hair the night before, so did it in the morning before school.

My hair was mid back length. It froze solid into stringy icicles, then thawed out when I got to school.

Never again.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:28 PM

63. LOL! I did that too!

I had a perm (oh, I'm dating myself, LOLOL) and couldn't blow dry it, instead I scrunched it with gel and walked to school with it still wet. It was frozen solid by the time I got to school.

That's not the dumbest thing I did as a teen though. Boots were every bit as unacceptable as hats. So I wore pointy flat shoes. Barefoot, because socks were for losers. One day, I walked in mild temperatures to the hockey arena to watch some local hockey games. Sat in the arena for several hours, my feet freezing and going numb. Finally, at 11 pm or so, my friend and I decided to walk home since we couldn't find a ride. It was normally a 20 minute walk but this night it took us 40 minutes. When we opened the doors to the outside, we were shocked that not only had a blizzard started, but the temperatures had dropped about 20 degrees Celcius. The windchill was crazy. About a quarter of the way home I realized I couldn't feel my feet at ALL and started stumbling. So did my friend. We, being stupid teens, thought it was funny. However, then everything started to hurt. Badly. By the time I was home, I couldn't feel from my knees down and had to look where I was putting my feet because I couldn't tell. As my legs and feet warmed up, they hurt so bad I started crying. They swelled right up. I had to take painkillers to get through the night. My friend's feet had a few blisters. We spent the weekend nursing our sore, swollen feet. Since then, my feet are ultra sensitive to the cold. I regret that decision that day to wear bare feet in flats. WTF was I thinking?

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:14 AM

12. My tears would freeze on my face

as I walked to school.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:17 PM

48. Your family could afford tears?

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:16 AM

13. That I drove 10 miles from my home....

 

and went to the beach.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:17 AM

14. it damaged the pawn brokers sign.

Buy, sell, loan

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:18 AM

15. if you put a cup of water outside it would FREEZE

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:27 AM

17. that...cold literally stopped and...

I caught one!

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:48 AM

19. It was so cold that

Hell literally froze over for an entire day before the devil could thaw it out.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:23 PM

52. I thought that was an Eagles album.

 

Hell Freezes Over

(((Me and my geezer rock)))

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:50 AM

20. When turned on the car's Defrosters, it blew snow.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:53 AM

21. It was so cold that we made up our minds to burn all the fossil fuels.

Clearly, we must work more quickly.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:20 PM

23. i do remember leaving swim practice and walking outside and my glasses frames popped

fumbling around on the ground looking for the lens.

father none too happy
frames are expensive

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:28 PM

24. It was 8 F in Florida and the Grapefruits fell from the trees like bombs

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:15 PM

46. aren't there some lizards or something that live in Florida trees that drop when its cold?

 

somebody told me something like that.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:07 PM

62. I hear it's a delicacy in Miami...

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:33 PM

25. Why, my breath would freeze in my mustache!

I was precocious as a child.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:36 PM

26. We probably wore sweaters.

Raised in SoCal

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:43 PM

27. We had fires in the fireplace!

Also raised in So Cal

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:48 PM

28. Boiler broke in NYC Apartment Building

 

Not just no heat, but no hot water either. Mom put the oven on and boiled water to wash with. I wore my winter coat, hat, gloves in the apartment, and even went to sleep wearing them.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:53 PM

29. I had to steal a pair of cheap cotton gloves from the IGA store on my

 

way home from school. The store manager caught me and called my dad. I never did anything like that again.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:07 PM

30. I had to wear pants instead of shorts.

(Grew up in Los Angeles)

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:11 PM

31. we used to say

that it was colder than a rich man's heart. Still true.

To all you California types, come up to Quebec or New Brunswick in the winter to really experience winter. Nothing like 6-8 feet of snow on the ground to keep you moving when you are outdoors.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:42 PM

32. Upstate New York Snow Belter here with friends from Saugenay -

I bow in your honor, Quebec takes the prize, hands down!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:53 PM

34. barely, just barely

nothing like living near the Seaway to toughen you up. The St. Laurence acts as a funnel and pulls the snow right in. Maybe the California types would like to tour New York and cross at Niagara. Plenty of winter fun at the Carnaval in Quebec from Jan-Feb each year.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:48 PM

33. ...that I couldn't spell "sentence"

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:55 PM

35. "waaht?"

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:11 PM

37. girls got to wear long pants to school but had to remove them in the restroom before class

True story of grade school days.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:26 PM

53. They wouldn't let girls wear slacks to school in Texas in the winter.

 

It would stay below 30 degrees for a couple of days at a time.

So we froze our feet, legs and butts off. I still hate to wear dresses when it's cold. They told us that tights would suffice to keep our legs warm. Um, no, they don't. I think it was perverted male administrators wanting to look at our legs when it was cold, back in the days of miniskirts. I had one long dress that I wore to school, and the male administrators tried to figure out a way to ban THOSE.

Beats the hell outta me.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:17 PM

39. I wore long underwear until May,,,,,,,,,,,

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:18 PM

40. We not only wore bread bags over our shoes,

 

we'd also stuff them in our pants, shirts, hats, just about anywhere we could to keep warm.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:25 PM

41. How about this; It was so hot....

That when the toilet was flushed, it broke off the wall.


This really happened to my dad in Australia!

He was stationed in Alice Springs in the 70's, and before the rest of the family came out to live there, he stayed at the BOQ at the facility and the cold water pipes had gotten so hot it cracked the porcelain toilet when it got flushed!

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:04 PM

42. My freshman year of college

I had an 8:00am class in a building as far distant from my dorm as possible. It was a VERY long walk and this was upstate New York in the dead of Winter. Quite literally the mucous (OK, the snot!) in my nose froze solid on the long walk and then proceeded to melt and run constantly and annoyingly down my face once I was inside the classroom. True, if nasty story.

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Response to Golden Raisin (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:08 PM

44. It must have been VERY cold

 

One morning in Chicago in the late '80s, it was 5 below. I, too, developed snot issues, but all it did was congeal inside my nose into a substance resembling rubber cement.

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Response to Golden Raisin (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:16 PM

47. I also went to college in upstate NY, not too far from the Canadian border.

When it was like that out, I just rolled over and went back to sleep. No way was I going out in that weather. The snow and wind would just whip across campus and you couldn't even see what was in front of you.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:07 PM

43. ...when our fridge conked out, Mom could leave the milk out on the ledge overnight.

 

By morning, it had numerous snowflake-like ice crystals in it! This actually happened, in Westport, CT in the mid-'70s.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:11 PM

45. fourteen of my toes and three of my ears fell off.

 

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:19 PM

49. A Bose-Einstein condensate formed on the inside of the car window

 

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:20 PM

50. My nose was running icicles

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:23 PM

51. we couldn't complete sente

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Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:28 PM

55. Brass monkeys lost their.......

 

You know. Gonads.



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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #55)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 05:15 PM

60. pawn brokers sign n/t

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:32 PM

56. ...we had to go thru Hell just to warm our feet and hands.

 

It was so cold the Kelvin scale had to go negative.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:54 PM

57. Our milkman

 

climbed into the back of his truck to get warm.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:16 PM

58. "Cold really did bother me anyway"

Elsa of Arandelle

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:38 PM

59. I had to wear a sweater to walk to school.

Of course, this was in Miami where the coldest temps were in the 40s when I was a kid

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:01 PM

61. ...my miniskirt froze to my garter belt.

 

Well, it felt like it did.

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