Monday, July 07, 2008

When I was young, I knew how to deal with the heat
Forget clothes, eat watermelon.

My Mommy would take us to our Grandparents (in Missouri) every summer. We were a couple of California city kids enjoying country summers. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from those long, hot summers. I was trying to think of a time when I didn't notice the heat of summer and didn't have air conditioning. Those summers seemed perfect. Probably because I didn't wear clothes. I remember spending most of my time at the creek catching fish in coffee cans. I also spent a lot of time on the porch swing. I love these photos, they take me back to a time when I had no cares or worries (or air conditioning) and I was just fine without it.
Pretty Jane, I'm so happy you posted about making Dan's pasta. The Meyer Lemon Cake is so so so good. It's from Dominoe magazine. You'll love it. I promiss.


Anonymous said...

For real! LOL! I used to skate thru summer without much care about the heat. Of course, my gramma had a pool, and now we do not, but still. Even one summer when it was 118 degrees on the marquee at the shopping center, i don't remember freaking out about the heat... Now I melt when it's 85.

Rick, Jane and Vaughnster Harris said...

Oooohhh...I'm so excited to make it. Thanks Kat! I also remember the good old days running around with no clothes on. The pool is the closest I can get to that now. But it just isn't the same.

Amy said...

Ha too bad you can't get away with that outfit now.

We had a window air conditioning unit in our kitchen growing up. My Mom would block off most of the house and we would live in just two rooms during the hot summer days. Then right before Dad got home we would turn off the machine so he wouldn't get mad that we had used up too much electricity. We thought we were so sneaky.

Parker said...

Remember how my Dad had the only air conditioner in my house in his office? Our slumber party office. Then he got one for his garage. Mom and CJ finally had central air put in one month before I moved out. One month. I don't know how we lived without it. Good thing we had sneaky Mommy's and silly Dad's.

Anonymous said...

Remember how the basement was always really cool compared to the rest of the house? It seems so weird going downstairs in the Summer because it's hotter than the rest of the house. I feel like the world is upside down because I'm used to feeling cooler when I go downstairs. The AC changed my world. When I was home it was almost cold there in the morning! Mom said she liked it because she could be under her blanket. Bono was nearby.


Anonymous said...

You children were just too cute. Inhibition is not a word we related too during those hot, humid summers. My dad was one to get completed and all....first thing out of bed. But, even he, in a few pictures we have, had to remove his shirt to cool down....Mother, on the other hand, was a barefoot girl.....I took that trait after her...She and daddy were so adorable.....and they were tolerant of our long, summer visits. As a matter of fact, I am sure we were the highlight of their guys were so much fun and kept us laughing.....mother always fed you graham crackers to lure you into the kitchen with her....Do you remember that? Love, Mommy

Anonymous said...

why mom, why?

Kris said...

You just made me laugh out loud!

We used to get wash cloths wet, freeze them and then put them oun our foreheads to go to sleep at night. Pillowcases in the freezer worked great too.

Just pretend you are in the movie "Kat on a HOT TIN ROOF!" lol