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.
(excuse my poor Middle English spelling…)