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The Coonridge Digest: How cold is it?

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

It’s said that Lincoln told the story about the first winter he spent in Illinois. The tall Kentuckian told the boys around the stove at Sam Hill’s store in New Salem that, "Never seen a colder winter, boys. A fella would try to talk to you and his words would freeze right there in the air. You’d have to grab a handful

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