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
“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.”
Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things
This series of summertime posts have been about remembering a younger time in our lives, when in my generation at least, we were free to roam and play, to use our imaginations and pretend all manner of things. Because I am an addicted reader I have used the writing of others to highlight the posts with thoughtful quotes from their work. How surprised they would be to know that their words have influenced our own introspection about the summer in each of our lives.
In my mind, I can only think of summers rolled into one, where things happened over and over, yet are highlighted with memories like the summer I learned to ride a bike and kept falling into the neighbors bushes. All the twilight times that signaled it was time to go home. Many first two weeks in August when the girls took over Camp Echo, the YMCA camp in Fremont, Michigan. All the times of sunburn, new shorts and sleeveless blouses. The summers I went to Hobby Horse Stable to ride my horse; summer horse shows, and a few ribbons. Falling in and out of love on a regular basis. I was effervescent then and if that translates to enthusiasm, eagerness, and curiosity, than I am still that way. This June we are all free to recapture some of the things that summers were once about. Thank you for joining me and leaving wonderful comments about how this summer is working out. See you tomorrow if you are free to come out to play.