The front page of the local rag told the whole story of Florida in one small post. It showed yesterday’s temperatures and snowfall for several midwest cities - Des Moines, minus 7 degrees and 16 inches of snow, Madison, 2 degrees and 19 inches, Minneapolis, minus 10 and 6 inches, Chicago, 9 degrees and 2 inches. The paper compared this to the 80 degrees and bright sunshine in Ft Myers yesterday.

Most of those reading this page under the glorious sun here are from those places covered by snow and suffering from bone-chilling cold. They come here to escape the misery. Now do you understand why I welcome global warming? I am tired of the “snow birds” clogging the highways and byways and making it hard to get a dinner reservation. Take the sun to them and let them stay in the comfort of their northern home.