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Readers: How did you deal with the heat waves of the '30s?

During a chat with my mother last night, she mentioned that this heat wave reminded her of the 1930s – back when air conditioning was scarce but 100-degree days were not.

She was on a farm in central Kansas, not in a city, and her accounts of how they coped were fascinating.

But I’d love to hear from folks who lived through the heat of the ’30s in Wichita about what they did to handle the heat. Call me at 316-268-6437 or e-mail me at