by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"
... that this column is due to be printed Dec. 21, which is listed as the first day of winter. In my opinion, winter arrived about three weeks ago!
My grandmother had a saying to the effect that if you see one crow alone, no snow was due. More crows, more snow, she said. The day before the Dec. 10-11 snowstorm, I counted 14 crows in a mid-afternoon murder.
So that adage, this time, worked.
I hope another one won’t: As the days get longer, the cold gets stronger.
There was a letter to the editor in one of today’s dailies, noting that after Pearl Harbor Dec. 7,1941, Japan and Germany were our enemies. But today, they are as close as friends can be among nations. The writer wondered who among our enemies today might be friends 75 years from now?