HOW TO BRIGHTEN "THREATENING WEATHER" IN THE HOME
By THE EDITORS
T HERE are days in every household that may be termed "weather breeders." The thermometer is high, and the barometer is decidedly low. As the Forecaster would say: "Air close, weather threatening, with probabilities of frequent thunder showers."
On such days we have with us "the terrible-tempered Mr. Bang," and we should look for "the outbursts of Everett True."
We generally know what is coming early in the morning. Children snap at each other like young dogs, somebody starts crying before breakfast, and it is not long before you hear a crash which shows that some cherished object has been thrown or has fallen to its ruin. Grown-ups look at each other significantly and remark: "I guess we're in for it."
These are morally muggy days, and we dread them.
We need not dwell long on the causes. They are generally one of two: fatigue or disappointment. The day after the party or the picnic, or the rainy Saturday, are examples of either.
The Artificial Sunday
We suggest as the only cure-all, this: Have an artificial Sunday.
Sunday means rest and brightness. These are what we all need.
First, for brightness. Unless the weather is impossibly hot, make it a literal brightness. Build the open fire or light the gas-log early in the morning, instead of waiting until evening. Turn on the electricity or send out for candles.