To this we all cheer but ....lurking around the corner could also be the coldest summer...Now don't hang me for being a pessimist but all things considered as a historian I know some awful truths about the past summer's.
"In 1816 we had the “Year Without a Summer”. There were severe summer climate abnormalities caused average global temperatures to decrease resulting in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere. (from Wiki)
It is believed that the anomaly was caused by a combination of a historic low in solar activity with a volcanic winter event, the latter caused by a succession of major volcanic eruptions capped by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), the largest known eruption in over 1,300 years."
To put it mildly over 1800 people starved or froze to death! I have pieces of paper from a diary of Joseph Morse or his son Ellis stating that in July he scraped frost off of logs and his plants died.
I remember one year I invited my friends over from a 4th of July show we all did in Cazenovia at Lorenzo...we had to put blankets around us and I had to have everyone sit next to the wood stove in the kitchen to have our picnic!!!!!
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