Except for the bamboo
's description of summer in China
sounds awfully like summer
in North Carolina
when I was little -- we had the electric fan
s (as well as hand-held cardboard
ones, which used to be distributed by business
es as an advertising
gambit), sun-brewed tea
, and watermelon
. Sitting out on the porch
in the twilight
, talking, quilting.
I would add: swimming (lake, ocean, stream, pool, whatever), or running through the output of a hose or sprinkler. Sucking on a piece of ice. And the South is where both Coca-Cola and Pepsi were invented, as well as regional drinks like Cheerwine.