Sunday, July 9, 2017

Upstairs Heat and True Geniuse.

Bounding up the old staircase with the reckless abandonment reserved for those not yet afflicted with arthritic knees, backs, necks, and hips, my brother and I would race to the top where our private sanctuary awaited our never-ending imaginations. It was there in the hot summer nights that we rolled out our most creative endeavors.

The house on Cedar was old, old for even those days, and like most old homes in Wallace, we did not have air conditioning, As a matter of fact, we didn't even have a car that had an air conditioner until I was a sophomore in high school. Air was a luxury reserved for the wealthy, and even though Dad made ok money, he would always tell us that we were poor.

The heat in the upstairs rooms on those muggy late July and August nights was never a deterrent to the unbridled fertile imaginations of two growing boys.We would simply plug in an old decrepit fan and proceed with whatever activity we had in mind. One time when she was a bit younger, my brother's step daughter asked him with all sincerity about how we survived those days with no computer, cell phones, smartphones, and on an on. His answer blew her young mind away." We used our imaginations.

And that is how we grew up Wallace,

 The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein.

Wow, we must have been geniuses.

Friday, June 30, 2017

I Feel My Temperature Arising-

TONIGHT
JUN 29
Clear
--55°
 0%
SE 3 mph66%
FRI
JUN 30
Sunny
83°60°
 0%
N 2 mph43%
SAT
JUL 1
Mostly Sunny
86°62°
 0%
NW 3 mph38%
SUN
JUL 2
Sunny
86°62°
 0%
W 4 mph42%
MON
JUL 3
Sunny
83°59°
 0%
WSW 6 mph40%
TUE
JUL 4
Mostly Sunny
89°64°
 0%
WSW 4 mph29%
WED
JUL 5
Sunny
90°62°
 0%
W 6 mph29%
THU
JUL 6
Sunny
89°61°
 0%
WSW 4 mph34%
FRI
JUL 7
Sunny
92°61°
 0%
WNW 5 mph29%
SAT
JUL 8
Partly Cloudy
93°65°
 0%
WSW 4 mph29%
SUN
JUL 9
Sunny
91°63°
 0%
WSW 3 mph34%
MON
JUL 10
Sunny
86°62°
 0%
W 5 mph37%
TUE
JUL 11
Mostly Sunny
90°63°
 0%
WSW 5 mph33%
WED
JUL 12
Mostly Sunny
91°64°
 0%
WSW 5 mph30%
THU
JUL 13
Sunny
93°67°
 0%
WNW 4 mph31%