cold

London, KY

#1 Jan 22, 2013
I thnk we should of had and 1-2 hour delay. It is way to cold for kids to be standing out in this.
hum

Barbourville, KY

#2 Jan 22, 2013
cold wrote:
I thnk we should of had and 1-2 hour delay. It is way to cold for kids to be standing out in this.
I agree!
honest

United States

#3 Jan 22, 2013
It wouldn't make a difference. It's still gonna be just as cold an hour or two later. I mean 10 degrees or 12 degrees. It don't matter. Duh!
Bundle up

Manchester, KY

#4 Jan 22, 2013
Bundle em up!! The kids up north do it everyday!!
LOL

London, KY

#5 Jan 22, 2013
cold wrote:
I thnk we should of had and 1-2 hour delay. It is way to cold for kids to be standing out in this.
That's ridiculous. If it was this cold and a foot of snow, I would have been out rolling around in it when I was a kid. Kids these days need to toughen up. They are weak as hell, they get coddled to much. There is no such thing as to cold to go to school. All the schools and school busses have heat..

“Somewhere in Time”

Since: Dec 09

Cannon, KY

#6 Jan 22, 2013
The buses and classrooms have heating system's.
Really

Virgie, KY

#7 Jan 22, 2013
When I was growing up we walked to school in weather like this and it was a lot worse back then. We did't have a good warm school bus or a warm school house. We had an old pop bellied heating stove to keep us warm. I think children need to no what old times was like. Kids are so spoiled what ever they want they get and will do anything to get it.

“Somewhere in Time”

Since: Dec 09

Cannon, KY

#8 Jan 22, 2013
Really wrote:
When I was growing up we walked to school in weather like this and it was a lot worse back then. We did't have a good warm school bus or a warm school house. We had an old pop bellied heating stove to keep us warm. I think children need to no what old times was like. Kids are so spoiled what ever they want they get and will do anything to get it.
True, I remember going cold and hungry a half a day. No joke!
Displaced Northerner

London, KY

#9 Jan 22, 2013
I absolutely HATE cold weather. I am from up North and I have to agree with the poster who said that kids nowadays needs to toughen up. But, I also have to add that parents need to smarten up.

A few decades ago, when I was a kid/teen, I lived in a place that actually got three feet of snow, 60 mph winds, and -65 degree weather for about 6-7 months out of the year.

Snowplows would push the snow out of the main roadways and salt would be sprayed on but usually by the end of the school day it was covered again. We sometimes had to climb over huge snow banks to get home. In my hometown, we had to walk to school in that.

If we lived more than one mile from school, we got to ride to the bus but, unfortunately, I lived literally 1/2 block too close to school to ride.

We were smart enough to bundle up in layers made of breathable fabrics, and to cover our heads and ears as well as our extremities. We were also smart enough to stretch and warm up our muscles before going out in that.

This was during the gas crisis of the 1970s Carter administration and the schools all tried to help the [fabricated] crisis by turning the heat down to 62 degrees.

Us kids would take every shortcut we could find to get to school quicker, cutting through people's yards and hopping fences, etc. But, by the time we got to school, we literally had ice, not only in our nostrils but also in our eyes, and once we got out of -60 and into 62 above the ice would melt and run all over our faces.

We were not allowed to wear jackets, hats etc inside the school so it took a very long time to thaw out-just about the time it was the end of the school day and time to get back into that weather. And as cold as it was inside the school, it was still 120 degrees warmer than it was outside.

As cold as it was, young people all hung out outside all day/evening till we had to go in. We played street Frisbee, street football, frozen tag, and other games out in that weather and just hung out on the corner with other people, passing one around and enjoying the socializing. We rarely got so much as a head-cold.

I am thankful Kentucky is so much milder in winter but the parents who think their kids will die in cold, get real. Use your heads and they will be fine, and not as likely to get sick!
Yeppers

London, KY

#10 Jan 22, 2013
Be a good parent and buy your kids winter coats, hats and gloves for when it's really cold out...
hudnaught

Tacoma, WA

#11 Jan 22, 2013
Really wrote:
When I was growing up we walked to school in weather like this and it was a lot worse back then. We did't have a good warm school bus or a warm school house. We had an old pop bellied heating stove to keep us warm. I think children need to no what old times was like. Kids are so spoiled what ever they want they get and will do anything to get it.
Looking at your comment looks like you didn't spend much time in school. I thought they were "pot belly" stoves not pop bellied. You must have went to school in the 30s or 40s to still have those for heat. I went in the 50s and we has steam radiators powered by a coal furnace under the gym. I walked to school in the freezing weather more than once and waited for the bus alongside 25E when it was a major highway. The semi's would barrel through making the wind unbearable. It didn't matter what the weather was, if school was open I had to go.I hated it then and still hate cold weather. But the lack of schooling and an education would have been worse. Just look on here and see the real effects of parents too lazy to get their kids to school.
Displaced Northerner

London, KY

#12 Feb 11, 2013
hudnaught wrote:
<quoted text>Looking at your comment looks like you didn't spend much time in school. I thought they were "pot belly" stoves not pop bellied. You must have went to school in the 30s or 40s to still have those for heat. I went in the 50s and we has steam radiators powered by a coal furnace under the gym. I walked to school in the freezing weather more than once and waited for the bus alongside 25E when it was a major highway. The semi's would barrel through making the wind unbearable. It didn't matter what the weather was, if school was open I had to go.I hated it then and still hate cold weather. But the lack of schooling and an education would have been worse. Just look on here and see the real effects of parents too lazy to get their kids to school.
You are very wrong if you think that poster went to school in the 40s....I went to school in Kentucky for a time between 1970-1975 and we had a pot belly cast iron stove to heat the classroom, just like we had to heat our house. You must have gone to a rich kids' school!
really

Manchester, KY

#13 Feb 11, 2013
Displaced Northerner wrote:
<quoted text>
You are very wrong if you think that poster went to school in the 40s....I went to school in Kentucky for a time between 1970-1975 and we had a pot belly cast iron stove to heat the classroom, just like we had to heat our house. You must have gone to a rich kids' school!
Where was this at?
hudnaught

Tacoma, WA

#14 Feb 11, 2013
Displaced Northerner wrote:
<quoted text>
You are very wrong if you think that poster went to school in the 40s....I went to school in Kentucky for a time between 1970-1975 and we had a pot belly cast iron stove to heat the classroom, just like we had to heat our house. You must have gone to a rich kids' school!
I graduated grade school a Boone Elem. on the hill then to Knox Central and neither had pot belly stoves in the classrooms. So what school did you go to?
local

London, KY

#15 Feb 24, 2013
For a time Gary Elementary had a cast iron pot belly stove to heat with--in the 70s--and the boys had to help go feed it coal...At that time they got it from the Gray family who lived behind SS Tires on the old Barbourville Hwy.
local

London, KY

#16 Feb 24, 2013
But, I thought the subject was 'school and it this cold'...Not whether the schools had a pot belly cast iron stove to heat with in the 70s?

Since: Dec 10

Manchester, KY

#17 Feb 24, 2013
No school Monday!....:o)

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