January 18, 2024

Something to talk about . . .

The weather . . .

This was one of the major things that impressed my sister-in-law who was born and raised in Chicago. On one of her first trips to Nebraska, she was impressed with how people talked about the weather.

She noted that in Chicago, one person might mention receiving an amount of rain during the night. The other person in the conversation would reply his experience and that part of the conversation would be over. (Maybe a minute or two at the most.)

She quickly learned that in Nebraska, any question about the weather might be a 15 or 30 minute conversa...

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