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Billy Fletcher, Ginny Lyon, Dennis and Susan Fritz, and Edgar and Sharon Stewart celebrated Sharon’s birthday by driving to Seymour, after church Sunday for lunch at the Rusty Spurs Café.
Norma Stillings attended the Support the Handicapped Board meeting at the sheltered workshop, Tuesday evening. She visited at the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center Wednesday afternoon and then again Saturday.
Norma is happy to have a new air conditioner installed and working well. Central air conditioning is so nice. She was happy to have the loan of a large window unit while waiting for the delivery and installation of the new unit, but while the living room was really cool, the bedrooms were not quite as cool as she wished. This shows how spoiled a person can get. Anyone living on a farm back in the 40’s and early 50’s had to suffer through the long summers without much relief.
When Norma’s folks got electricity, they got a refrigerator, a radio, an iron, an oscillating fan, and an electric range. Prior to that, they did the cooking on a wood cook stove. The heat would really build up, especially in canning season. Even when every window was open, it took most of the night for it to cool off to be comfortable. The bedrooms upstairs were the last to cool, and everyone looked forward to when the heat would break and the cool September nights would begin. Not everything was good in the “good old days.”