The Cooper Street Relic

Just another blog from The Republic Of Hespeler

This past Winter i wrote a little story on how to shovel your driveway(Hespeler Style), now i will tell you how to beat the heat(Hespeler style).
Here it is mid July and the weather has just gotten good and stuffy, so how do you beat the heat when you have to go to work everyday, well there are many ways to do it. You could forsake all clothing, but i am not sure if everyone around you would be comfortable with that. You could try to move the family into your office at work, after all the boss is paying the air conditioning. Along the same lines you could try and sneak into the frozen food coolers at Zehr’s, but somehow i think that could be a problem( i wouldn’t buy the ice cream from my section i can tell you that). You could try and talk to Mayor Craig, the cold shoulder you get from him would cool you for a few hours. You could flood your basement and then go skinny dipping in it. You could wait for hell to freeze over, but then that would mean the Leafs have won the Stanley cup, so we know that is not going to happen. You could fill the kiddie pool with ice cubes and lay in it or you could put a sprinkler in your bedroom and leave it on all night. Now you could do those things, but i don’t think any of those things will work..well, maybe the cold shoulder from the Mayor might, but let me tell you how my Dad figured out how to beat the heat.
As a man with a Scottish heritage he wouldn’t spend money needlessly, so air conditioning was not really an option, but what he came up with was quite ingenious.
On a Hot August night(sounds like a Neil Diamond song don’t it) around 1987 i pulled into the family driveway and sitting at the top of the drive was an old Tent trailer, great i thought, Mom and Dad are going to go away again and leave the house alone for myself to party in. I was Wrong(again). My father had picked up this tent trailer for next to nothing and had equipped it to be his bedroom for the duration of the summer. It had a fridge for his beer, a television with the cable line running from the house, a lamp beside his bed, a spare telephone running out the window of the house and into the trailer. He had his alarm clock ready to go and a coffee maker set up for the morning. Hell he had everything he wanted and eventually even my mother wound up sleeping out there with him. I had to give him credit, he never complained about the heat at night, and now as we struggle  through this little heat wave that we are getting i am trying to convince my wife that we too need a tent trailer in our back yard, BECAUSE that is the Hespeler Way to beat the heat. Your Welcome

7 thoughts on “Another Way to beat the heat Hespeler style

  1. Jim Kloepfer says:

    As a Hespeler boy when i was a kid we used to play in the foam at the falls beside the Stamp & Enamal factory

    1. jimm hillis says:

      I remember those days, the foam swimming would explain a lot about us i think! Thanks for visiting the site and make sure you come back often.

  2. patricia says:

    you were lucky,,my mother,,your aunt,, just told us to sleep naked and if the house caught fire to roll up in a rug and jump out the window,,,damn,,your aunt was wierd !!

    1. jimm hillis says:

      The whole group of them were weird, thats all i can say!

  3. patricia says:

    there was always the unfenced pool at the park,,or the pond behind our lady of fatima..

    1. jimm hillis says:

      The wasing pool at Forbes is still there! I still use it when the grandkids come over…

  4. Brian Farris says:

    As usual good stuff from you,when is the new paper going to be ready?

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