In the old days when Old Man Winter arrived with his freezing temperatures and snow, it was time to get out the covers.
It was time to open the trunks and the closets and dig out the quilts, comforters, blankets and spreads.
I think I got this red one at a thrift store for around a dollar. I'll keep it out and add it to our bed covers, then maybe my husband will turn the thermostat down a little.
I remember when I was a child our beds were covered with a lot of quilts and blankets. I'd snuggle under them and pull them up under my chin and keep warm during the night. I remember once when I was all covered up, I looked down toward the foot of my bed and I saw a big black spider sitting on the top of the quilt, staring at me. I don't remember what I did, I couldn't hardly jump out, because I was in the top of a set of bunk beds. . . but, I probably screamed for Mom or Dad. I hate spiders, maybe that's when my phobia started.
If you didn't have a fireplace it was time for you to get out your gas space heaters and turn them on.
We're lucky, it's a lot warmer in our houses today. There's no sleeping upstairs with snow blowing in through the rafters on you. Most of us have insulation between the walls and we don't have to trudge to the outhouse through the drifts of snow!
So, if you can, dig out the covers and snuggle up til Spring arrives.
Do you have any cold winter memories to share?