An aged invention is still useful even after the implementation of technology

My aunt invited me to her church while I visited her for a quick weekend trip.

Though I don’t frequent churches plus it had been quite a while, I obliged because I didn’t want to be rude plus reject our aunt’s request.

I woke up that Sunday morning, got dressed, plus off to church I went for the 11:00 AM service… While I walked through the aisle of the church trying to locate a locale to sit, I noticed a few older ladies using hand-held church fans. This church had a central a/c unit, so I was a bit surprised to see the ladies using those church fans. The fans were made with wooden handles with thick stock paper stapled to them. The image on the stock paper showcased the name of the church and a picture of the church building! Seeing this made me smile because church fans were used numerous years ago to provide some relief to church goers during the hot Summer months prior to the afternoons when A/Cs were readily available to the general public. Today, most churches have a cooling plan installed, some have Heating, Ventilation plus A/C units while others rely on smaller window A/Cs, perhaps some use industrial-sized fans. But it is amazing that the hand-held church fan, an aged invention, is still being used this week in church buildings that have a/c technology. As mentioned, the ladies were older, so they became acweather conditionsd to using these fans, plus therefore, the church fans became area of their church experience. I saw the fans as a wonderful way to advertise the church as they could be used to recruit new members. Turns out, this was in fact another purpose of these church fans to provide advertisement for numerous businesses. Perhaps, I should have advised a few of those hand- held fans for our friends plus family to promote plus advertise our aunt’s church.


a/c set up

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