We are in a blizzard warning. The forecast yesterday was for 20 inches and has declined during the day until about 5 inches are currently expected. However, the 40 mph wind will make it seem like more. The forecasts have been driving me nuts with the changes. My daughter's family had planned to come tonight on their way to a funeral in Colorado Springs. Well, the Springs is actually getting a pretty big storm so the whole trip was cancelled. I'm disappointed, but it was a wise choice.
Can you imagine living 150 years ago with no advance warning? You might have known there was going to be snow, but how would you anticipate the severity of the storm? I imagine there might be signs that they watched for. Do you know what they were? My husband's Granny Cecil believed if you saw a black wooly worm you were in for a hard winter. Her name was Celia Marcella, but her brothers called her Cecil. She was extremely superstitious. She'd go blocks out of her way to avoid a black cat. She always went out the same door she entered by. To do otherwise, would be bad luck. She wouldn't let me thank her for the gift of a plant, that would cause it to die. She would never give you a knife for a gift because it would cut your friendship. If your hand itched, you were going to get some money. Have you heard of these? Are you superstitious?