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Friday, July 19, 2013

Beating the Heat

Here's how I used to beat the heat when I was a youngster. I got wet and stayed in a wet bathing suit for the rest of the day. There's my brother on the left, then me with the scrunched up face, then my sister, and on the right, my beautiful mother. :-)

It's been very hot in NJ this week, rather brutal in fact. I am staying inside in air conditioned comfort. It is too hot for the beach.

It was never too hot for the beach when I was young.

We lived by the bay, where there was almost always a breeze. (In the wintertime, that breeze turned into a strong wind that rattled the windows.) I don't remember being hot when I was a child--except when we went out to visit my grandparents in western Pennsylvania. They did not have a bay, a beach, or any large body of water nearby--except for a town pool.

It was too hot to move.

How do you beat the heat?

4 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I was thinking the other day about my Grandmothers 5th floor apartment in The Bronx New York in the early 60's. No AC, windows open, you could hear the cars honking and people yelling all night. It was warm, but never too hot.
My saying is "AC makes you weak"

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Kimberly B Jackson said...

Enjoyed your story about the heat. It's hot in the south also.

Penelope Marzec said...

Mark,

You might be right about AC. Our bodies would probably adapt without it. However, it is so wonderful to step into a cool house when it's so hot outside.

Penelope Marzec said...

Kimberly,

I sure hope this heatwave dissipates soon!