On a note from Friday's post, can you just imagine how hot it was for women in the Southwest in the summer back in the 1800's? Now I'm talking Arizona, Southern Nevada, Oklahoma, Kansas, Southern New Mexico, and West and North Texas, all that arid desert land area. Hot enough to boil your bones in your own body, hot. I know how hot it can get because I've lived there. I know if I were living back then in the 1800's, I would have taken my husband's gun and shot myself repeatedly in the head, no, it's not possible, but I could have been the first woman to do it successfully. I mean wearing those heavy gowns in those days. No A/C!! DAYUM!! Now that's BOILIN HOT!