Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summertime Memories

Grace Gift

Psalm 74:17 

You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.

Do you have favorite summertime memories? I sure do.

Cold, sweet watermelon, yum! They didn't have seedless watermelon when I was a child or I would have eaten a lot more of it- something about spitting seeds out all over the place didn't appeal to me.
Ahhh, the sound of the Good Humor Man's truck coming down the street always made me happy. We rarely bought from the truck but I loved watching him drive down the street with that huge ice cream bar on the side.
We did however, get to eat ice cream treats from the 'ice box', aka refrigerator.
Another summertime favorite was to go roller skating. Oh, how I loved to roller skate.
Remember skates like these? We had a key to tighten them...and wore the key on a shoelace around our necks.
I loved to bike ride!
I loved the smell of freshly mowed grass. We used a push mower like this.
My first job ever was mowing lawns with a mower just like this one.
Mom loved to take us to Lake Michigan to go swimming. 
( That was before it became too polluted to swim in. )
Sunglasses, suntan lotion,  cold beverages and a good book were always in our beach bags
Lake Michigan wasn't-isn't this clean.... but I wanted to use a pretty picture for
While looking for pictures, I found this and it reminded me of Mom and the beach.
...and Michelle and me playing on the beach.....
I loved to make sand castles....
I loved to blow bubbles......
Summertime- oh, all the wonderfully juicy fruits to choose from...
I have always loved to read. Summertime gave me plenty of free time to do just that.
Even as an adult, one of my favorite pass times is to read a good book.
As much as I loved going to the beach, I never did care for sand creeping into places best left, I prefer a nice clean pool to swim this one.
When the sun would start to set, I knew the fun was not quite over for the day- there were still fireflies to catch.

And at the end of a long day, there was nothing more relaxing than to fall asleep to the sound of the crickets chattering away outside- we still didn't have air conditioning , so windows were open and nature sounds crept in to lullaby me to sleep.
What are some of your favorite summer time memories?

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