It has frozen over

Germans enjoying a frozen lake in the 1800's
Sometime in the 1860’s or so

In the 1800’s, if the (lake?) froze over, the folks who could afford it took the time to head out on the ice. I can’t tell if they are depicted here as being very limber and acrobatic, or if a number of them are falling on their asses.

I read that this week in 1909, due a prolonged cold snap, Greenlake in Seattle was frozen, and folks were ice skating. This is unusual for our moderate climate in the Northwest.

Even if we have a good long cold spell, and the lakes and ponds freeze over solid, I am sure the government will warn us to stay off the ice. At least until they figure out a way to monetize it.

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