Sunday, November 23, 2003

Snow for real this morning..a small crisp dusting of it as we awoke this morning. Several people have said that this winter will be colder than normal. The evidence seems to bear out the trend, at least for the fall so far.

It reminds me of a story told by my friends Mary Everson who lives on the Comox First Nation up the coast. When her ailing mom was in hospital at nearly 100 years old, the nurses asked her one fall if she thought it would be a cold winter. When she said it would be, they asked her how she knew that.

"Well," she said, "white people have a lot of firewood."