Well, I have learned something! Often used the saying “coming a cropper”, did not know the origin.
Your two posts good for a well welcomed chuckle here. For in Great Lakes country, while still the mild weather hangs in, it (snow) is due to happen soon.
In the Sunny South, we'll have an occasional flurry around Thanksgiving, but real snow doesn't show up until January or later. I can't remember a "White Christmas" where snow actually stuck to the ground (as opposed to thinking you saw a flake or two).
I know it's different up in your part of the country! I hope your summers aren't as hot and humid as ours!
My mom and dad have a couple of good friends from Old England down in South Georgia where they live. The transplants do NOT like the hot weather which is worse down there than it is here.