TELL US: What memories do you have of coping with the heat?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 1:39 p.m. CDT; updated 6:30 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Temperatures are above average across the Midwest, and heat advisories are in effect in Boone County and elsewhere, with little rain or other relief in sight. (You can keep up with the Missourian's coverage of the heat wave and related drought here.)

Talk in the newsroom Tuesday morning turned to what life was like before the days of widespread central air conditioning — and what life is still like for people who don't have it.

We started telling each other stories about our own childhood summers, and we invite your stories on this topic.

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