Back when I was a kid living in the southern part of the country, there weren’t very many places around that had central air conditioning.
I wasn’t really too aware that there was such a wonderful invention as air conditioning back then, though. I mean, I had gone inside the big bank building with my father a couple of times and I knew that there was definitely some reason that it was so cold inside the bank in the middle of the summer. The first time that I went into the bank with my dad, the temperatures outside were in the nineties. It was so hot that day and all I could think about was going home and cooling off in the shade. Imagine my surprise when my dad and I walked inside those big double bank doors and it was freezing cold inside! I bet the air conditioning had it about twenty degrees cooler inside of the lobby than it was outside. For a little girl, this was pretty shocking. I asked my dad why it was so cold in there and he told me that it was because of something called central air conditioning. I never forgot that moment when I first felt the wonder of central air conditioning. Now that I’m an old lady, I still think about it now and then whenever I come inside after a hot day in the sun. I’m glad that these days, most people have air conditioning. It makes life much easier when you’re living in the southern states where it gets so hot.