Aunt Chardy commented: " Our air conditioning was the BIG fan down in the basement. Dad made a chute for the air to come up into the living room. Had a switch upstairs to turn on. This fan if upstairs would pull the curtains off the rods. One he got from the Milk Plant they used in the drying room. It needed work as wasn't working and Dad fix. It kept the house cooler than it was outside."
of course Aunt Chardy is my mom's oldest sister, and the resourceful man here is my grandpa. God Bless my grandpa!