What is winter?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 19 17:03:15 UTC 2010

At 2/19/2010 08:29 AM, Bill Palmer wrote:
>When I was living in Newport RI, we used to say "Here there are two seasons,
>winter and the 4th of July"

In the 18th -- and probably also the 19th (and even the 20th) --
century, people went to Newport because it was known for mild
climate.  I think they stayed more than one day.


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