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But I grew up in a drafty farmhouse with gravity heat, which I can only explain by saying it was freaking cold on school mornings as eight kids waited in line for the bathroom. Jimmy Carter didn't need to tell us to put on a sweater.

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Wes Lane was responsible for making sure you turned down your thermostat.

Can you imagine the outcry today, likely "Socialist!" if Wes knocked on your door and asked you to keep that thing down at 65 during the day and 60 at night?


But that's the way it was in 1977 in Lake County. Wes was the emergency services guy and the country was certainly going through an emergency.

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