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August: Yard sales, cool melons, hot bluegrass and blues

August is so hot — how hot is it? — so hot, it’s almost too dry to spit a watermelon seed. So hot, fleas fall off dogs, and dogs fall off flea markets. So hot, brides wear white to reflect the heat, and grooms get cold feet only thanks to air conditioning. 1 Moby Dick author Herman Melville’s birthday, 1819; Raspberry Cream Pie Day. Cap’n Ahab thinks better of nailing ...

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  • Headline: August: Yard sales, cool melons, hot bluegrass and blues
  • Publication: Style, Pages 27 on 07/30/2013
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