Making the most of these hot CY days

It’s a typical, balmy Memphis summer. But instead of just complaining about the heat, I’ve decided to reveal three things that I have learned as a result of these recent high temperatures.

First, I learned that if the heat index is above 105, my older, black-haired dog with chronic bladder control issues can actually hold it indefinitely to avoid going outside. Second, after a recent decision to show my support for local businesses by only wearing their t-shirts in public, I realized how much said businesses need to offer summer versions of their shirts. Walking around in a bunch of black and navy blue t-shirts makes me feel like I may spontaneously combust. On a positive note, when the paramedics are reviving me on the sidewalk after a massive heat stroke, one of them might be reminded of how tasty the food is at Soul Fish or that it is time to go to Victory Bike Shop to buy a new bike helmet. Third, the members of my block club have proved to be the most dedicated and understanding bunch I know. Most of them actually showed up for our “We Should Have Done This in Spring” Block Club party on the hottest day of the year, sat on their own lawn furniture that I creatively borrowed from their porches, and enjoyed the breeze from fans that I have yet to return to their rightful owners.

Hopefully, the heat won’t be so bad in September for the Festival Friday 4 Miler. The race committee is working hard to get ready for the event and post-race party. Whether you run the race to win or walk the whole way, it is a great way to show your support for the CYCA. If you are not running or volunteering for the race, have you already figured out which Neighbors Light the Way party you’re going to attend? Can’t wait to see what last year’s pirates come up with this year…..
June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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