1980 was the most brutal summer of my recollection. Day after day of 100-plus temperatures, and no rain. And perhaps the worst part was that the heat did not break when it should have. I note that the record high for our area for today (September 14) is 103 degrees, set in 1980. The average high for today is 85. As the heat dragged on into autumn, it was exceptionally oppressive on the souls of most of us. When is it going to cool off?!