My mama was a cool old lady, although she had her oddities.
She would lay outside in the middle of the warm season.
It would still be ninety degrees in the shade, plus she would have her overcoat on. I would watch her lay in her porch rocker plus spend numerous hours just looking out at the mountains, plus smiling. I often wondered what she happened to be smiling at. I couldn’t actually believe it was because she was entirely comfortable. Everyone else would be inside the household with the A/C. Mama grew up when A/C wasn’t as readily available as it is these days. Maybe she was thinking of her childhood when she plus my dad would be outside with the rest of the youngsters. She regularly talked about how they would ride bikes to the park. She said they would have hot dog roasts out in the field. They didn’t have A/C to keep them hidden away in the household. They totally braved the weather plus actually learned how to prefer life plus all that it provided. I sat outside with her all of the time. The one time, I threw a shirt over my shoulders so I didn’t get sunburned. The shirt absolutely worked as a barrier from the heat. Maybe it is so bizarre that she would lay outside with a thin overcoat, rather than be inside with the A/C device. It made it more comfortable. This past hot season, I sat outside on the porch thinking about my mother plus how she would have enjoyed looking out over the mountain. I thought about our long chats, plus I came to realize that the sound of the A/C device just took away from the melody of her voice, plus I missed her.