I Was Sent Outside to Water the House

And soon discovered I’d been locked out for the day

Andy Spears
The Memoirist
Published in
5 min readAug 7, 2023

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Photo by Manish Chandra on Unsplash

Summers were not known for being terribly hot in the small, central Kentucky town where I grew up.

Our home, like most of the simple, brick, ranch-style homes where I lived, did not have air conditioning.

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Andy Spears
The Memoirist

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .