Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday - How Did Your Ancestors Survive?

One of the most important things to have this summer with the extreme heat is air condition so that is what I'm thankful for today. Do you ever wonder how our ancestors survived the heat? I remember my dad said they would work in the morning and then go swim in the creek across the field from their house.
Mom said that her brothers put their bed on the screened in porch during the summer. We didn't have AC in our house when I was growing up, until I was a teen. I can remember some very HOT nights and the windows open.

A funny story about AC. My great grandmother Ziegler lived to be 98 years old she didn't understand all the modern things (Wow! would she be shocked now!). She came to my grandparents house in the summer and they had the AC on and Grandma was next to it. She was getting cold and said if Will Ziegler (her husband) was here he would stop up all the holes in the house so it wouldn't be so COLD!

4 comments:

Dorene from Ohio said...

What a tender hearted story about Grandma Ziegler! Great post!

Harriet said...

May have told that story before but it was so funny.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Funny story, Harriet.... I grew up without AC also... Couldn't do it today though.. The heat really bothers me..
Hugs,
Betsy

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