I remember the summer of 1980. We were living in southwest Fort Worth, getting ready to move to Brazil. Sixty-nine days of over 100 degrees temperature were making us a little irritable.
Then we moved to Brazil. The first year we were near Sao Paulo, in language school. We got there in January, '81, wearing our winter clothes... and they were in the middle of (a gorgeous) summer.
The next January ('82) we moved north to our 'station', Teresina, Piaui (pronounced Pee A Wee).
At that time Piaui was the poorest state in the nation... and the hottest. At least that's what we were told... and certainly believed.
There were two seasons: wet and dry.
One night the temperature actually got to 70 degrees. That's when the missionaries got out the hot chocolate.
Otherwise, we'd have fans blowing on us all the time.
Little makeup was worn, and certainly no hose on our legs.
(That made it weird when we moved back to Texas.)
I'm saying all this to say that this hot summer right now (this very minute) is taking me back to Piaui, in my mind.
When I saw that TIME magazine had a list of the hottest places on earth, I just knew Piaui would be one of them.
Hmm. I think they need to redo their list. Click HERE for that list/article.
Well, I have other things to tell you about and show you: like a trip to Waco to visit Carla and Kenzie, and some pictures of sweet little Anna being held by Will, Laura and Nana, but they will have to wait.
When I saw that TIME list of hot places, well, I just had to tell you about Piaui, Brazil.
(I'll write more later on Brazil. Talk about a WONDERFUL country!)
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