Sharing Memories (Week 30): We're Having a Heat Wave
- Hello everyone!
It's Week 30 of our Sharing Memories - A Genealogy
join us each Sunday as we share our memories of childhood. Your
descendants will be thankful that you did! Write here as a comment, or on
your own blog, or in a private journal, but please write!
We're having a heat wave here in Ontario Canada so what else have I been
thinking about this week besides how humid and hot it is outside! That got
me thinking about when I was a child. What was the weather like way back
then? Did we have heat waves and how did we cope?
I know my family didn't have air-conditioning - did anyone back then?
I don't think children are affected as much by hot days so our memories of
them may be hazy or non-existent. What I do recall is the windows in our
house. They had storm windows, not screens, and all you could do for air was
flip up a little piece of wood which covered three horizontal holes. That
let outside air in.
It was also difficult to open the windows and you had to wedge something
either in the track (a think piece of wood) or between the bottom of the
window and the sill (a book if one was handy) to hold then open.
I'm assuming the upstairs, where we kids slept, was hotter than Hades but I
just don't recall. I'm also not sure when we finally got screens for the
windows but we had them by the time I was a teenager.
Did we have fans? That's another thing I can't remember. We didn't have a
lot of shade in the form of trees either so outside probably wasn't the best
place to be either. We did have a lilac tree in the back corner of the
backyard so that would have provided some shade.
I have a vague memory of the sprinkler being on and us kids running and
jumping through it. But is that a real memory or wishful thinking! I'm not
sure. Isn't it funny how some memories just won't come to you? I'm kind of
hoping one or two of my siblings read this Sharing Memories post and
comment. They're older than me and maybe they can remember hot weather
better than I can.
Do you remember extreme summer heat when you were a child?
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