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Saturday, July 11, 2009

What does Summer mean to you?

I guess "Summer" means many different things to people depending on where you live and how you were raised. Growing up mainly in the South, summer meant... Ice Cream at the local Dairy Queen, Vacation Bible School for 1 week, Red Cross Swimming Lessons, Picking the sweetest Wild Blackberrries, Walking to the local shopping center with my best friend, Riding my bike from sunrise to sunset, and Going to the Saturday Matinee... Once or twice we went on a Family Vacation, but most summer breaks we stayed home. My mom did her best to keep an eye on us but she was busy doing what most mom's did back in the 50's and 60's... cleaning house, grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, and sewing clothes for the coming school year. There were no soccer leagues that I knew of or any of the activities that my kids participated in, no video games, or internet... It was a lazy summer with plenty of down time after a busy school year. I don't recall ever being bored...From the time we finished breakfast until dinner , we were outside playing all kinds of imaginary games. TV was watched if you were sick in bed or after dinner when it was too dark to stay out..For the most part, summer was spent outside , playing to our heart's content... Building forts, playing with our Barbie Dolls, or pretending we were in an imaginary land. Sigh...what great summers they were...

1 comment:

  1. I remember all too well the many summers of Bible camp, and for us it was our raspberry bushes in our yard that we would pick from, and going to the drive-in with my family on the weekends. Mom would have us in our pajamas, and would have our pillows and a blanket plus some snacks for the movie. I definitely miss those summers and the fun we had. What a great time to grow up! Too bad that most all the drive-in's around the country are vanishing! Thanks Cathy, for the reminding me of some of my fondest summer memories! I love taking trips in the summer.... especially those down memory lane! :) XO,