Just read this story online about the storm, thought this was classic Yankee:
Retired auctioneer Ed Stevens, 88, came to the same shelter Saturday after rejecting several suggestions that he do so earlier.
"I told them, 'No way!' I guess I'm too damned independent," he said.
After two days of reading the newspaper in a cold house, he gave in.
"I guess if it's between here and freezing to death in my own house, I'll take here," he said.