Think cool thoughts

Much of the country is suffering 90+ degrees temps, and east of the Mississippi we’re looking at equal or better humidity. What the heck? It’s summer, global warming aside, it’s hot in the summertime. What on earth did we do before the “XR15 HIGH EFFICIENCY AIR UNIT WITH VARIABLE SPEED HANDLERS, COMFORT COILS AND 1.5 – 5 TON CAPACITY?”

It was simple, really. My brother recalls a time before AC when we slept on the floor – three of us – in front of the oscillating fan. What a great word – oscillating. Sleeping in front of the oscillating fan, waiting for the blade to move coolish air our way. Funny to think we were three hot dogs on sheets, anticipating the rhythmic breeze that would lull us to sleep.

It was Indiana in the summertime. It was hot, humid, we survived. And the thought of the oscillating fan is pretty cool.

2 responses to “Think cool thoughts

  1. My sister and I slept on the floor in the living room of my grandmothers house in Indiana waiting for that oscillating fan relief as well.
    Your writing always brings to mind a memory of my own to carry around for the day. Good memories are reminders to be grateful for all the good that comes our way.


  2. During those hot summers, the front screen door was also left open to catch a cross breeze. Nobody locked their doors. As you said – we survived.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.