Friday, January 4, 2013

How Cold Was It?

A young couple purchased an old home in Northern Maine from two elderly sisters. "How you survive winter up here?" "No problem," the older sister answered with Yankee terseness. The young couple bought the house, but with the approach of Winter the husband was concerned about the house's lack of insulation. "If they could live here all those years, so can we!" the wife declared confidently. One November night the temperature plunged to below zero, and the couple woke up to find interior walls covered with frost. The husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm. After a rather brief conversation, he hung up. "So what did they say?" "For the past 30 years," he muttered, "they've gone to Florida for the winter."

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