Ever wonder how people stayed cool during a heat wave before air conditioning? Even though air conditioning was invented in the early 1900s, most people couldn’t afford one until well after WWII. So, what did people do to stay cool when temperatures rose or during a heat wave? Read on for a few tips my clients recalled about how they stayed cool before air conditioning was commonplace.
When people learn what I do, they often recount the stories they remember hearing their grandparents tell. It goes without saying that I have been fortunate to have heard many amazing stories – some inspiring, some informative, some heartbreaking – all offering a glimpse of history as experienced by ‘real’ people.