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My mom, dad, sister and niece are in town from Illinois visiting this week because tomorrow is Little Finch’s 3rd birthday. Yesterday, September 12th, in an effort to do something fun, we rode up the street two miles to our beautiful lake, Lake Murray. We planed on swimming, playing in the sand, getting suntans…you know, the things that you typically do when you are on the water.
I pulled into the park and was greeted with this sign:
My northern relatives broke out in laughter. The kind of laughter where you hope you don’t pee your pants. This sign brought about the comical relief that was needed after a stressful morning of trying to get 3 kids, 4 adults and 3 dogs ready.
I feel that it is my duty as a Northerner turned Southerner that I share with you the differences in weather understanding.
|NORTHERN Point of View||SOUTHERN Point of View|
|93 degrees – “It’s fricken hot”||93 degrees – “Ahh, it’s starting to cool off!”|
|September – “You wusses! It’s still summer down here”||September – “Finally getting to the point where it’s enjoyable to be outside”|
|April – “Wow! April? We still have snow on the ground then!”||April – “Boy we’re sure glad those two months of cold are over!”|
I guess that those two days of temperatures in the high 80’s last week constituted the start of winter down here in sunny South Carolina!
Thinking of other fun things to do now…