Sunday, July 8, 2012
A brief history of, and much thanks for, air contitioning
However, I grew up in central Illinois without air conditioning. First we had one fan and later an attic fan. I remember falling asleep with the windows open and my hair, body and sheets drenched in sweat. I moved to the northwest and didn't need it there, so the first time I had the luxury of air conditioning in my home was in the mid 1970s in a rental apartment in the central valley of CA.
Now in Atlanta I give thanks many days of the year to the invention and availability of air conditioning! I have really felt sorry for those in the Atlanta states and parts of the mid-west who have been without electricity and thus air conditioning during this horrible heat wave. It is one of the inventions that has really made modern life more comfortable and I am very grateful for that.
Posted by Juhli at 7:46 PM