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Get your head out of the sand

• Mar 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM

NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Jessie Roeder of Monroeville.

Well I see someone else is drinking the Kool-Aid. Tim Adam article on 3-14-19.

I will be 83 years old this fall and the weather patterns I have experienced over the years have very much been what he is describing as climate change. Things haven't changed much and the world is still here.

We had some very hot days over 100 degrees.

I remember when I was around 10 years old it was so hot you could barely breathe let alone move and that’s saying something for a kid who was always in constant motion. Not much stopped me but that summer sure did the trick.

I can remember getting under the hedge that was in the shade between our house and the neighbors.

I set there as still as possible and the sweat would still run out of my wet hair into my eyes, over my face, down my neck into my wet clothes. It was miserable but we knew it wouldn’t last — at least that’s what mom said when we’d whine about the heat and she was right.

I knew of no one who had an air conditioner.

There were winters where your exhale nearly froze and you’d take short breaths because big ones could hurt.

You would just pile on the clothes until you could barely move, then go out and enjoy the super freezing temperatures for about 20 minutes.

One winter every tree in town was bent way down from the ice. It was also dangerously slippery. At the same time quite beautiful and cold as heck.

I believe God expects us to take care of this planet but he doesn’t want us to be stupid about doing so.

Global warming — I think not — just the way this wonderful world has worked for the time we have been on it.

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