The Weather Giveth and Taketh Away

I grew up in the Midwest, yet, after spending nearly 50 years in this region there is one element of Midwestern thought I have never understood.  That would be the concept of somehow we will end up getting punished for our good weather.  I bring this notion up because very frequently in the past few weeks I have read in social media, overheard conversations, or have been personally asked; “I suppose we are going to have a horrible winter as punishment for this nice autumn”.

Too be honest, I rarely have a good comeback for such comments, as of course, the weather does what it does and when you live in this climate, extreme changes should be expected.  But my normal reply is to enjoy the present as the future weather is not here yet and I for one have been taking my own advice and enjoying what has been an almost perfect autumn season.

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