I often heard my mother comment that she felt sorry for those folks who lived in the city with the hot concrete sidewalks, row homes with ventilation only on the front and back of the buildings, and other urban disadvantages. On the other hand, I remember Uncle Charlie pointing out that he didn't have the mosquito problems we had in the rural areas. Check out the graphic above, those of you Chambersburg natives who are in your 70's and 80's; you may well be enjoying that refreshing shower of cold water on a sweltering Central Jersey Summer day.
I remember the days before air conditioning. The newpaper reporter caption says they are well behaved....well if its a super hot day they just wanna cool down as they are too tired to be mischievous LOL. We would go to Junior Four Pool or Skelton Library (which had decent air conditioning). And there was nothing more beautiful than a summer storm to cool us down for a while on a super hot day...I still remember the curtains blowing in the window as the sky darkened (and we cheered)..and to be fair
about it, there were only so many
UNBEARABLE summer days:)