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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer Means

1. Fireflies. In the South we call them lighting bugs. When I see them at dusk, I know it's summer for sure. At 41, I still have to catch a few.

2. Watermelon. What would summer be without it?

3. Softball.

4. Hulla hooping, yo-yoing, jump roping, and blowing homemade bubbles!

5. Honeysuckle, black berry and plum picking. Even today, the smell of honey suckles bring back wonderful childhood memories. Grand Daddy used to put us on the back of the truck, and back up to the black berry bushes. We'd pick all we could!

6. Swimming.

7. Icees and homemade ice cream, and never ending pictures of iced tea. Grand Daddy had a hand crank ice cream freezer. We'd take turns cranking. Right now Sonic has happy hour, 2-4 p.m., half priced drinks and slushees.

8. Purple hull peas. After peas were picked, we'd sit on the porch with Mu, (our Grandmother) and try to out shell each other. We'd try to get our thumbs as purple as hers.

9. Family reunions.

10. Sundresses, sandals, and flip flops! I love the freedom of having my feet exposed the the sun, and air!


Café Chick said...

We are in the depths of a long cold winter right now. Thanks for reminding me of what I can look forward to in six months' time!

mr. nichols said...

Summer is my favorite season, which is ironic because I don't like to get too hot. But it's that feeling that I dig, where it just seems like it's time for vacations, road trips and theme parks. On your list, my favorite picks have to be 1,2,5,6,7 and maybe 9, depending on what mood I'm in.

Get Listed in Google said...

Awesome post!

<3 Lindsay

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Being 40 myself I couldn't agree more!

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