Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy -June 4

Welcome if you are visiting because you are on the 2016 A to Z Post Challenge Road Trip This is a series during the month of June celebrating Summertime


“I do love the beginning of the summer hols,’ said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.”
                       Enid Blyton, Five Go Off in a Caravan

Think back to what it felt like on the morning after school was out for the summer. Three months stretched ahead of us, and they did seem endless. Today, we have no illusions about how fast these next months will go by. Now that we are older, life seems to be on fast forward. In this series of posts, I not only want to remember past summers, but make sure each day this summer is celebrated as we once were able to do.  Short-shorts are out of the question, but bare feet seem doable. Kick off your shoes, join me on the porch steps, and let’s listen to a song that will help us remember what summer is supposed to be.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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8 Responses to Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy -June 4

  1. Looking out of my window at the pouring rain and drenched pedestrians, I am not feeling the summer vibes at the moment. But as soon as I can, I’ll be in shorts and summer dresses and sandals.

  2. johnvic8 says:

    Nat King Cole: “Those lazy, hazy days of summer.” or was it “hazy, lazy?” Either way, that was the song that came to mind immediately.

  3. Bring your uke, sit on the porch, and you can play and sing for all of us. Have a lazy, hazy kind of day.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    My shoes are off–ready for summer.

  5. dino0726 says:

    I have to admit I never knew the words to this song until I saw the lyrics displayed. Lovely!
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    • You Tube is an amazing thing. I watch a fabulous series…Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries set in Australia that is great. Clothes, cars, set, story. The music is always a delightful series of old jazz songs you never heard before but LOVE. Sure enough, I went to You Tube and found them. Glad you agree with this choice for my series. It seemed perfect to me. Have a barefoot kind of day.

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