We are having a heat wave. Thanks goodness for air conditioning at home. I would surely sweat to death without it this week.
Recently I was asked if those old rubber swim caps worked. I remember that they did, but you couldn’t hear worth beans and sometimes they leaked and your hair still got wet. Remember we had no blow dryers back then and once your hair was done up it was good for a week.
This is my baby brother and me in 1958 in the lake near Atwater Minnesota.
I was almost seven and my baby brother was four years old. Apparently he needed nose plugs…I hated those things. The inner tubes were great fun on the water. If I recall correctly, this was at a lake place of a shirttail relative..but I am getting older and my memory is not what it used to be. (Some people let us swim off of their lakeshore.)
Back to the swim cap. They were a bugger to squeeze onto your head, sometimes you pulled some hair out, sometimes you got it on your head but your hair wasn’t all tucked in so you had to start all over again, sometimes you sweat so much under the cap that your hair was all wet anyway, sometimes the cap sprung a leak and half your hair would be wet and half would be dry. Did you ever wear a swim cap? :)