Monday Fun–Summer Memories!


This week’s Fun Monday is being hosted by Prairie Air.  You can visit her to see all the other responses (and link to make your own) and at some point we’ll find out next week’s prompt. 

The topic for this week  is summer memories. Besides a few of your favorite summer memories, I’d like to hear what summer means to you. Is summer all about fireworks, watermelon seed wars, catching fireflies, days at the lake, family vacations, or the perfect swimsuit? What sights, smells, sounds, tastes, feelings do you associate with summer?

I got the prompt late so I haven’t really had much time to sort my thoughts on this.  And boy did the thoughts come flooding in.  I seems that I’ve seen quite a few summers and they’ve all been wonderful.  I wasn’t sure if I should write about our long family driving vacations (Our Route 66 trip comes readily to mind.) Should I write about the driving vacations growing up?  The weeks spent with my Dad’s family in Michigan? The summer my brother and I went on a plane by ourselves? How about my endless days at the beach or in the canyons that were across from my house? Our yearly visit to the Del Mar Fair? The not so  yearly visits to Disneyland?  So many wonderful memories to choose from… Yet the memory that keeps stepping forward is the summers we spent in Texas with my grandparents.

Now I’m not quite sure how my grandparents ended up in Texas.  It had something to do with them following my aunt out there and then deciding to stay when she moved back to California.  All I knew was that  I loved being there. 

 G&G (grandma and grandpa) . had purchased a small plot of land and really took to the Texan lifestyle.  Grandpa bought himself two cowboy hats, (one for everyday and one for dress up) and a pair of boots.  (or maybe two)  He told up that lunch was now called dinner and dinner was to be called supper.  (the things that stand out in my mind!)

They had painted the house white with green trim. so of course they had to paint the barn the same way.  Now the amazing thing about the house, was that every room, except for the bathroom)  had two doors leading to it.  Yep, it even had two front doors.  We never could figure out why. 

Oops, I’ve run out of time, I have to run KT into Seattle for her first day at the aquarium.  I haven’t even gotten to me yet! I’ll have to finish this up later.  Sorry! 🙂

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