Pat Shingleton for July 21, 2013

As noted in Saturday’s column during heat waves there were numerous ways to cool down in our youth. Years ago, when the inflatable pool was “shot up” by Doug Kelly’s B.B. gun, Mom instructed us to fill the washtub with cold water and stick my brother Kevin in there for a few days. He enjoyed it even though his lips were purple. Once Dale and Thelma Lutz built a swimming pool, they kindly invited the entire neighborhood to seek relief. When my wife and I visit Rainbow Delights on North Harrell’s Ferry, inevitably, I get a “brain-freeze.” It also happened to Kevin at J and T Custard Stand where the Krebs family delivered an ice cream beyond compare. Kevin kept cool during the summer months with purple lips and a headache.

Fastcast: More showers.