Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Let's Hear It For The Man

Who, you say, is this handsome gentleman?
His name was Willis Haviland Carrier. And, I want to thank him. He's known as the inventor of modern day air conditioning.

How on earth, did people survive this withering heat before air conditioning?

There are others who did some inventing of air conditioned air and refrigeration. But, this man was the most influential. He was awarded a patent for his invention...which he called "an apparatus for treating air"...way back in 1906. It was mostly used back then in large buildings, like banks and theaters.

But now, it's everywhere. And, we're ALL grateful to him for getting the ball rolling.

We're 58 days of over 100 degrees here in Central Texas, and counting.

So, let's hear it for the man.

Thank you, Mr. Carrier. Thank you.


  1. I love this!! Thank you so much. I was thinking just the very thing as I drove in to work. . . and here you are with this very appropriate tribute.

  2. Thanks.
    I remember the days, when air conditioning wasn't as efficient as it is today. No AC in schools, signs outside places with AC that said "Come inside. It's cool". Thank goodness we do it better today.
    You have to wonder how the South survived before ANY AC.

  3. Linda, wind and breeze will cool the air a little bit. Hand held fans were fashionable and functional in the older days... Little things like caps, and umbrella do provide a bit shade... But nothing compared to AC.


  4. Linda, girl, absolutely gorgeous and mindboggling that you can create such a gorgeous work of art.

    All's well here. Still hot, but Fall is coming soon. Wishing you rain and a nice slow day of it.

    Life goes on, B

  5. Hi All,
    Thanks for the comments. We're up to 65 days of 100+ degree days here. We'll soon be breaking the record of all time hot summers.
    But, we're lucky...the AC is still working.


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