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February 15, 2007 |
Dear Mr Keillor,
We desperately need your help. Britain has been enveloped in a vast blanket of snow which was, at its height in Wootton, a stunning 3 inches at the deepest. As you can imagine this resulted in a major crisis in which all schools were closed, in particular those that could be reached on foot within 10 minutes.
The main reason for closing the schools was Health & Safety. If one of the little dears cops a snow ball in the face the Local Authority might get sued. So they close the schools & all the children just run wild throwing snowballs, making snowmen, rolling up great balls of snow & leaving them in the middle of the road.
How do you survive in a climate where snow & ice is a daily threat? ...Sorry... it just started raining 10 minutes ago & all the snow has now gone.
All is back to normal. A bit damp & misty but we can just survive.
Thank you for your great show.
Wootton Bedfordshire, England
Whew, you had us all excited there, Mike. Glad that nature reversed itself. In the Victorian novels of my youth, English people sat indoors during snowstorms and composed letters to friends and drank tea and fretted about the servants. Only a few urchins threw snowballs and usually they threw them at mailmen and other authority figures and then they ran like mad down an alley. I don't remember anybody getting hurt.