Guys, I know some of you probably already do this, but if you live in an area with with winter weather or extreme temperatures and have elderly neighbors or friends please check in on them and see if they need anything or are comfortable when poor weather hits.
My parents just informed me that one of my former teachers and beloved member of my community growing up died during the cold snap this past week. Apparently he fell or collapsed outside in his back yard and couldn't get up and ended up freezing to death. His nephew found him a day or so later. It's almost too horrible to think of. Obviously, a very sad accident, but it's hard not to wonder if he'd still be here if someone had looked in on him sooner.