Sumer is icumen in

And in the godforsaken (but fundie-inhabited) desert wastelands of Grand Junction, this is how we mark the occasion:

Jim climbs up on the roof and cranks up the swamp cooler.

What a phrase, "swamp cooler!" Redolent of misty bayous, curtains of Spanish moss hanging from twisted magnolia limbs,that weird little hovercraft thingy the bad guys drive in The Rescuers

Yet strangely enough, a swamp cooler will not function in a swamp. It works by increasing the humidity in the air, so it’s fine for godforsaken deserts but not so good for mosquito-infested marshes.

Lhude sing, cuccu!

(excuse my poor Middle English spelling…)


About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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2 Responses to Sumer is icumen in

  1. So what you’re saying is it wouldn’t be very helpful in Florida, huh?

  2. Elaine says:

    Sheesh. You want humidity? Your sister and I will chip in and send you some from Our Nation’s Capital. We’ve got some to spare……..

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