If they start doing that in Vermont, I’ll know the place has gone to the dogs flatlanders.

Montrealers bundle their kids up and haul them around the city on sleds, tossing them over banks occasionally to toughen them up. No kidding! My Icelandic neighbors say that babies are regularly bundled and then set outside on porches in the winter – the cold is believed to be good for them, and I agree, though it’s a little easier to bear when you are moving your own limbs! We spent so much time outside when I was a kid; it didn’t hurt me any. This idea of being afraid of the winter seems crazy to me; I guess global warming is made to order, eh?

Love the handprint photo, Dave!