Enjoy the Sultry Days of Summer

Did you know:

The month of August was named for Julius Caesar’s grandnephew, Augustus, who defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra to become emperor of Rome. As a result, the Roman Senate decided that he should have a month named after him.

Snow cones, that colorful, frosty staple of summer carnivals and fairs are thought to have a more lofty origin. It is believed that emperors in ancient China created a confection of actual snow flavored with fruit and honey.

The convertible, the ultimate personification of America’s love affair with the open road on a summer day, had its origin back in 1922. Ben Ellerbeck transformed his Hudson Super Six by adding a retractable hardtop, one that could be manually cranked open!

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