We felt like we were at the North Pole or something like that.
Back when I was growing up, there weren’t very many places around here that had central air conditioning in them. At that point in time, the area in which we lived was a really poor place and not many people had the money to get central air conditioning installed in their homes and businesses. Of course, back then, we did not really know that we were all that poor, even though we were. We did know that only rich people had air conditioning, and the only time that we ever really experienced air conditioning at all was when we went into town and inside the bank or one of the main expensive businesses on Main Street. It was just one of those things that we did not think about all that much because nobody that we knew had air conditioning. I remember the first time that I ever felt air conditioning. It was when I went with my mother and my little brother to the bank one day. I remember feeling the cold air blowing down on me from the air conditioning vents in the bank lobby. It actually felt magical to me and my little brother. We felt like we were at the North Pole or something like that. After that, I always used to pretend that we had air conditioning in our house too. Of course, that never happened until long after I had graduated from high school. These days, there is air conditioning all over the place, but I think that most people take it for granted.