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Thursday November 23rd 2017

Snow Leads To Slew Of Stories

Older people in St Neots have been making the most of this week’s snow by infuriating their children with stories of how it was much colder when they were kids.

Betty Bean, 61, regaled all who would listen with stories of how “When I were a lass, we had frost on the inside of the windows!”

Meanwhile, Jake Neskini, 22, said he had had enough of hearing about “ice on the Thames” from his parents.

It is thought that any adverse weather automatically triggers a response in those over fifty, who then feel compelled to inform their assorted descendants about how they’ve “never had it so good”. As well as the classic ice on the inside of the windows and the Thames freezing solid, other favourites include “the time it was so foggy you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face but still went to work” and “that month when it rained for twenty-eight days and we had to swim eight miles to school”.

Historians said that few of the stories had been proven, but that over-fifties had a great capacity for “mis-remembering” details. Dayve Cheesington, an Expert Scientist from Longsands School’s new Ernulf campus, said that he intended to look into the situation more deeply. “If you speak to my nan you get the impression that in the 1940′s, Britain was permanently under an icy lake of foggy water, but of course they ‘muddled through’. I think this is pure bollocks of the ‘A-levels were harder in my day’ variety.”

Cheesington will be interviewing anyone over fifty who can remember their own name accurately within the next few weeks.

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    One Comment for “Snow Leads To Slew Of Stories”

    • Totach says:

      I find your attitude extremely offensive. In my day, people like you were rounded up and burnt for being against the reich! Furthermore, I find your attitude extremely offensive, and in my day people like you were round up and burnt for being against the reich (if the icy fog water didn’t get them first!)


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