Baby, it’s been cold outside, but not as cold as some places
With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.
You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.
At Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen for lunch, we asked: “What is the coldest you’ve ever been?”
Holly Bounds Jackson, Bluffton: “In Sweden, Christmas 2005, right after college. I brought rain boots, and soon learned they were not the right kind of boots.”
Lucinda Martinez, Bluffton: “Cold enough in Michigan to get frostbite from being stranded in 5-foot snowdrifts.”
Peggy Ellis, Pittsburgh: “As a kid playing in the snow in Pittsburgh when my fingers and toes got really, really cold.”
Martha M. Maddox, Sanford, N.C.: “I grew up in a farmhouse with no heat. It was so cold that we put chocolate milk in the windowsills in winter so we’d have milkshakes in the morning.”
Sylvia Fajgenbaum, Hilton Head Island: “At the Music City Bowl in Nashville when my son was playing football. It was snowing, sleeting and freezing in that outdoor stadium for three and a half hours.”