Alright. It's really hot here!! I've been thinking of what to say about just how hot it is and I decided to tie in a couple of previous posts.
When I was a kid, in the 1960's we didn't have air conditioning of any kind for years. We had this humongous, heavy electric fan that my dad used to stand in the bathtub (no, not with water in it!) facing out the bathroom window to "circulate the air" to all the bedrooms. Theoretically, this was supposed to work. We were lucky to get a tiny, tiny breeze in our rooms. I remember some really uncomfortable days in that house during the summer! It was especially fun the summer my sister broke her wrist and I broke my collar bone, the same day, in totally unrelated incidents, by the way.
This was also before churches were air conditioned. Usually each spring or summer, some girl would usually pass out during Mass. In school, the teachers would not allow us to use our folded up spelling tests to fan ourselves, something we thought was the height of persecution.
Our car wasn't air conditioned either. My dad had to drive 3 or 4 hours to Ocean City at 70mph with the windows opened the whole way. But what was gas then...about 35 cents a gallon?
Anyway, I don't yet have an a/c unit in the room where I use my computer. So I sit here, reminiscing about the hot days of yesteryear and I'm very thankful for the air conditioning I do have.
Does anyone else remember growing up without a/c?