Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Battling the Heat!

So Saturday was the first day of summer!  When I used to tell the kids that we didn't have air conditioning in most homes when I was a kid, they thought I was crazy.  But imagine what it was like when there weren't even electric fans.  People relied on a few tools in the summer:  the fan and the fly swatter.  I found some images of suffrage themed fans:

According to Wikipedia, screens for windows became more common in the 20th century.  But must of us still have a fly swatter around for when those pesky flies get in the house.  Although I don't have a photo, I know that suffragists also distributed fly swatters to raise awareness for the cause:

Stay cool and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. My parents didn't get a dishwasher or air conditioning until I was out of the house. I'm still a fan of opening up the windows for fresh air and a breeze.

    My flyswatter is now used to swat the spotted lantern fly nymphs that we occasionally see on our deck.