This was suggested by one of our loyal ? family
What "old wives' tales" have you heard to predict what kind of winter we will have?
I haven't heard any this fall, but then I don't really pay attention to that kind of thing. In the past, I recall people saying that the stripes on wooly-bear caterpillars were an indicator of the length of the winter. And there was something in one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books about the thickness of a beaver dam being a clue to the length and severity of the upcoming winter. But I think the El Nino/La Nina currents are the best predictors for us in the Midwest.
I thought getting through to our telephone and internet service provider was difficult, then I tried to reach the bank where my late father's IRA was deposited.
Extra Credit Question:
Do you have a stapler in your home?
How about a staple remover?
Yep, multiple ones. Five on each hand, in fact!
Just for Fun:
Will there be pumpkins at your home this fall?
Oh, yes - I am still very much an overgrown kid when it comes to carving pumpkins. And when the neighborhood kids come to the door to trick-or-treat, they usually deliver the verdict that our jack-o-lanterns are the coolest on the block. This is one I carved a couple of years ago - a little blurry, I fear, but you get the idea.