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