Keeping Cool with Moms

retro advice via my mother and stepmother to deal with this, guys.

Stepmother: “When we were growing up [Philadelphia, 60s] my mother would take up the carpets and put down cool rush matting every year.”

Mother: Growing up [New Delhi, 60s] they would have these zinc trays with ice blocks in them; punkah wallahs or electric fans would fan across the trays to get the cooler air circulating.

argh

 

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