Were I disposed to living in a small city [Burlington is] probably the one I’d pick. It really is that nice.
I agree. Truth be known, before I’d become fully acclimated to southern living, and I was just a young lieutenant, my wife and I talked about getting out, moving to Burlington, and opening a tropical fish store. Ahhhh, young dreams.
Now? I can’t even remotely relate to, “It’ll be in the 20’s this evening so not particularly cold.” It was in the high 20°s two nights ago here, and I ’bout froze my fingers off (in gloves, no less) while out helping at a food distribution project yesterday morning. So perhaps unfortunately, I’ve become TOO acclimated to southern living. If I have to scrape frost off my windshield more than five times in a winter, I know it’s been a severe winter. LOL!
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."