Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hard Winter

It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?'
'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,' the meteorologist at the weather service responded.
So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'
'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'it's going to be a very cold winter.'
The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?'
'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we've ever seen.'
'How can you be so sure?' the chief asked.
The weatherman replied, 'The Indians are collecting a truckload of firewood'


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This day in History

Lead Story
St. Valentine beheaded, 278
American Revolution
Patriots defeat Loyalists at Kettle Creek, 1779
Toyota patriarch born, 1867
Civil War
Union General Sherman enters Meridian, Mississippi, 1864
Cold War
Sandinistas agree to free elections, 1989
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, 1929
Tornadoes sweep through southern Georgia, 2000
General Interest
Captain Cook killed in Hawaii, 1779
Valentine's Day Massacre takes place, 1929
Penicillin discovered, 1929
Hedda Hopper’s first column appears in the L.A. Times, 1938
The Boz Ball celebrates Dickens, 1842
The B-52's play their first gig, 1977
Old West
First trainload of oranges leaves Los Angeles, 1886
Theodore Roosevelt's wife and mother die, 1884
Olympic speed skater Jansen falls after sister dies, 1988
Vietnam War
Kennedy authorizes U.S. advisors to fire in self-defense, 1962
Gallup Poll released, 1970
World War I
Wilson presents draft covenant for League of Nations, 1919
World War II
Battle of the Kasserine Pass, 1943


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