Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I'm old enough to remember the "ice man"...even though I grew up in a home that always had a refrigerator, we would sometimes go downtown to the iceman and buy big block ice to go in our ice chest when we would go camping or even for picnics..
Looking at this picture makes me so thankful we live today in the time of air conditioning. We grew up with no a/c until I was around 14 and we only got a window unit then for my parent's bedroom only because my dad had lung surgery. I can remember my parents running an attic fan at night and then around 9 or 10a.m would shut it off and shut the house up and would run fans. Or we would sit out in the back yard to stay cool. My parents got a ceiling fan from the church when I was a child that no longer worked..and they took and had the fan rewired and had it put up in our living room so from that time on, we would lay up under that fan in the heat of the day and nap until the day turned cooler.
These children look like they are taking advantage of the ice man's ice to cool off. How spoiled we have gotten but still I'm thankful for this one convenience..so just a reminder...check on loved ones who may be in danger of overheating in the weather we are having..also you yourself drink lots of water, wear lighter clothes, stay out of the sun and exercise early while it is still cool..You can overheat in a hurry.