Friday, June 20, 2008

The Official First Day of Summer

Yay! It's Summer!

I remember for me when the last day of school was over that's when Summer started. We spent whole days playing outside barefooted.

-My younger sister and I would make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Kool-aid, go up on our hill and have a picnic, we loved it!
-Mom would give us a quarter and we would walk a half mile down the road to Stewart's corner store. We would be able to buy a candy bar or a pop for 10 or 15 cents and then get penny candy usually with the rest. Such wonderful memories! I loved (and still do if I get the chance) to get black licorice and use it for a straw if I happened to get pop that time.
-My Mom would fry some of her awesome chicken and make her awesome potato salad and always had chips and pop or Kool-aid to drink and we would go on a picnic to Clear Lake (my favorite!) or one of the other lakes up there in the mountains above where we lived. My Dad would fish and I don't remember what my other siblings did but my sister and I would catch polly wogs and learned to let them go before going home.
-I would ride one of my siblings bikes (I didn't have one of my very own) around in our driveway and then when I was older got to ride it on the road. I loved riding bikes!!
-We would travel to visit relatives in Spokane or Snohomish and I remember staying for a week sometimes. Or my cousins and Aunts and Uncles would visit us. I loved seeing my cousins! We had so much fun!!
...the wonderful memories....
Did you make it to the end of my walk down memory lane? Thank you if you did!


Vadrin Colvin-King said...

That's why I started teaching--to get a summer vacation every year!
just reminiscing with my husband about my summer vacations as a kid and how magnificent and memorable they ALL were. I'm itching to get to the beach this year, but the high gas prices have us stuck like hostages in our own house!!!

Kim said...

Those were the days, sis. We even went on long drives in the area, and one time we ran out of gas on our way home, but we were still along way from home. It was nice of the man who went and got some for dad, then we were on our way home.

Shelley said...

Hi Cheryl, those are some lovely summertime memories..thanks for sharing..