Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Black Fans....

As we are drawing the curtains closed around the house, as
the sun goes around the house, and then finally giving
up the ship, and turning on the window air conditioners...
It made me think back to the 40's and 50's, when I was
a kid.

I was telling a friend of mine, who is about my age...
Do you remember how we kept cool as kids?  You
know, before air conditioners?  She said we had some
kind of fan.. And I said yea.. remember those God
awful black fans we had. They were noisy, as they
rotated back and forth.  And we use to talk in front
of them and they make our voices sound funny.
Also it was before the days, of safety units.. Those
fans would spin around and around, with no guard
on them.. We would even get brave and stick our
fingers in them, to see if we could stop the blades.
Bruising the heck out of our fingers. How we kept
from breaking a finger.  Now people would sue..

Then there was the cars.. we didn't have air conditioners
in them either.  We open the windows.

And somehow we survived.

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