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America didn’t used to be full of wusses who close schools because of some cold air

January 9, 2014

America didn’t used to be full of wusses who close schools because of some cold air

Record-low temperatures caused by the Polar Vortex have forced schools across  the country to close this week. Weather-related school cancellations tend to  raise anxieties about whether we’re a nation of wimps. During President Obama’s  first winter in Washington, he complained when his daughters’ school closed for  bad weather: “We’re going to have to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this  town.” In response to this latest round of school closings, a Virginia mom  sighed, “Hasn’t anyone heard of gloves, scarf and a hat when it’s cold?? Just  bundle up—people do it all over the world. We are such wimps to cancel  school.”

A story about a teacher assigned to a one-room schoolhouse in South Dakota in  the 1880s will confirm suspicions that America has gone soft when it comes to  dealing with the cold. The story is from These Happy Golden Years, the  second-to-last book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved “Little House” series  about growing up on the American frontier. It describes the protagonist, a  15-year-old teacher named Laura, traveling a half a mile in the snow to get to  school:

Full story: School wasn’t canceled for bad  weather in 1882

 CREDIT TO:  The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/09/america-didnt-used-to-be-full-of-wusses-who-close-schools-because-of-some-cold-air/#ixzz2py23ymxf

 

 

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