Car of the day:
hard for us who have all the modern technology to understand how folks lived
without ice. When the weather is HOT we use it without questioning how
that everyday use came from a history of a lot of work.
Thinking before refrigeration ,,,,,The
first I remember learning how ice was preserved from winter, for the summer, was
on our visit to Mt. Vernon. I learned that Folks like George Washington supervised
the cutting of ice from the river then took it into a deep cellar and covered layers
and layers with straw. Living near rivers made that much simpler.
is an ice lover. She takes advantage of
the little icemaker we added to this coach. As a rule around here, she has a
glass of ice near by. She loves to 'chomp' on it. Now this same lady carries a
sweater with her in the heat of the summer just in case too much cold air is
blown in a business.
Cutting ice in Fairbanks
Alaska in the winter they cut ice into huge blocks. Artists carve this ice into beautiful
artwork. It was summer when visited Fairbanks but for us (tourists) they have a
refrigerated Museum to save the winning carvings. What a good visit and tour
Sherece along with members of her mama’s family just completed a trip to
Alaska. They had a great time. We cannot
wait to talk to her about it.
It is no secret that Ice is wonderful, BUT most of us, even down south, know that ice can be very dangerous. Especially you guys up in the CCCold country.
But we all can smile, summer is near and we have A/C and refrigeration.. AND ICED TEA! ;-)