Growing up it got cold. If it was below zero it was really cold. Then at some point somebody started calculating wind chills to make you feel even worse than you already did. It is minus 1 degree as I post this,the chill factor about -10. All the schools and the social events in the area are cancelled today. School districts do not want to risk endangering any students. I can remember a few days when we had an awful lot of snow before they closed the schools and can’t recall ever being closed before because of cold. But that was a much different time and people were made of much sterner stuff.