LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Remembrances of some cold, cold winters

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By Terri Likens, Editor

Despite the date on the calendar, the darkness of winter has enveloped us and unusually cool December temperatures have us wondering:

Will this be another winter of ’93? And for those of us who go back a little longer, we may wonder if this is another winter of ’77 or ’78.

The winter of 1993 was my first full winter in Chicago. It felt less like a season than a lesson in suffering. Lake Michigan froze over so badly that shipping had to cease and the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking vessels could not make a dent in it.

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