"I remember the summers as being hot. I remember they hung wet sheets in the open doorway to help cool the house. And the boys slept outdoors on the ground, and we girls slept on the floor downstairs 'cause the little rooms upstairs were so hot… The sheet was down in a tub of water, you see, so it kept coming up."

Ruth Nettleton - Staying cool in the summer


Other Excerpts from Ruth Nettleton's Interview:

Reading her 1929 journal
Keeping bees for honey
Staying cool in the summer
Learning to drive a car
Baking biscuits
Churning butter

Entire Interview with Ruth Nettleton