You've probably heard of Poor Richard’s Almanac even if you have never read it. This was a work by Ben Franklin back when the country was young, and it had a calendar, weather predictions and some wise sayings.
Well, if Ben Franklin were writing weather predictions for New Brighton, he’d say, “It’s going to be hot this summer.” Seems to me, it happens every year around that time, and this year, we’ll be true to the calendar again.
Yet, if only Franklin had had central air conditioning, I think he could have added some updated helpful advice like this:
“If you want something to last, you take care of it. If you want something to do its job, you make sure it’s running well. If you want something to protect you in the night, you make sure it doesn't have any hidden dangers.”
Why do I think that? Because here’s what Franklin actually did say: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
You've heard it, I've heard it, and we all know it’s true.