January 15, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 3

The Cold Truth

I hope that we will not have too many more extremely cold days.

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Early day travel during cold weather must have been lots of fun, even in the early days of the automobile. Heaters in vehicles were a luxury, and far from efficient. I think that almost everyone in this area had a sheepskin coat, gloves and caps.

I have listened to stories about foot stones used to keep your feet warm. Some of these were about an inch thick and 6-8 inches in length and width. I think that they were slate or some similar type of stone.

My husband thinks that they were about the same thickness of slate used in...

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