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Pat Shingleton: "Tub Cooling, Snowballs and Custard"

3 years 6 months 1 day ago July 21, 2013 Jul 21, 2013 Sunday, July 21 2013 July 21, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

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 wash tub 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.

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