Hot enough for you?

Thursday, July 22, 1943

How hot was it now in downstate Illinois? Abe didn’t bother to record the temperature when he wrote to his sister. But his casual remark paints a vivid picture of life in the days before home air conditioning.  “We’re having a lot of fun here, getting in and out of the bathtub all day to cool off.” He also wrote about trying to find diaper service where they were living now. “I don’t know what we’ll do here about it – we’ll probably have to make a deal with the Chinese laundry.” He actually did – but more that later when I’ve actually been born.



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