Can you imagine
surviving the 100 degree temps without air conditioning? The old man probably remembers shocking oats or pitching bundles on hot hot days. I suppose the new combines with air conditioning and dust free cabs is an improvement.
My future grand son in law's mother is visiting from italy and she cannot tolerate air conditioning. He has the thermostat set at 80 degrees. Other wise she is wrapped in sweaters all the time. Very few homes in Italy are cooled like they are here.
Re: Can you imagine
I also remember that at nights, we would look for the room with a little breeze for sleeping. My wife, living in town often could not even find a breeze, so they slept out on the porch. She was amaed how much cooler it was in the country without all the houses to block the breeze. Imagine doing that today with all the crime and drive by shootings.
How lucky we are today.
No Kraft, I never pitched bundles. My dad bought his first combine, a 5 ft Allis Chalmers in 1935
I learned to drive a car bringing water to the wheat shockers, These guys would come looking for work and you would have to feed them and provide someplace to sleep
They were unemployed, but willing to work, no matter how hard or dirty. There was no welfare then.
How much better it is today. Lets keekk it better
It is possible that she does not have the humidity in Italy that we have in the midwest