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By Richard Heyman
Chronicle Columnist 

Summer heat and childhood memories - Summer heat and childhood memories


July 19, 2018

When I was a young boy many years ago, we suffered from the Dust Bowl days. The summer heat was extreme. From June into September temperatures were 100 degrees or more every day - at least that is what my memory recalls from 80 years ago.

I know for a fact that is was over 115 degrees many days and it was so hot at night we used to go out in the country in the evening to a little hill where quite often there would be a slight breeze. We would sleep there under the stars. As kids we thought it was a great adventure. Also as kids our mothers worried that we would get sunburned (which we did)...

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