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My Summer of Love

Summer Memories (Part One) Martha. An old-fashioned name for an old-fashioned girl. The moment I met her I admired her. She was one of three sisters. There was a “rebellious one,” a “baby-of-the-family,” and a “good one.” Martha was the … Continue reading

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Small Things

“It’s a small thing, but people who consistently express gratitude develop a higher level of awareness for all the things in their lives they have to be grateful for.” ~Richie Norton “The Lord likes small things best, especially those done … Continue reading

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Welcome Summer Solstice

Originally posted on The Myth of Trees:
A Likely Lake In Summer Time Paul Laurence Dunbar – 1872-1906 (The author of numerous collections of poetry and prose; he was one of the first African American poets to gain national recognition.) When summer…

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Summer Treats on Wheels!

Summer Memories Along with camping and roller rinks, I associate summer with delivery trucks. Huh? Sure, delivery guys were there year-round; the proverbial off-color tease was to suggest a particular young and attractive mom’s kids looked “an awful lot like … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Roller Skates

Summer Memories Summer! During our pre-teen years (definition: we liked girls but didn’t know what to do with them), if we couldn’t be in the water, we were on wheels, going as fast as we could to stay cool–not that … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Marilyn

One hot summer, like the one that’s upon us, an icon died. I was just a kid, so you wouldn’t think it would have affected me much. But it did. It was 1962. Marilyn Monroe died while I was at … Continue reading

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Bears!

When I think of summer, I think of bears. Nearly every summer when I was a kid we’d visit Sequoia National Park, and every visit had its bear absurdities: Like the bear that broke into a nearby camper’s Volkswagen and … Continue reading

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Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it is indeed where I live. But, then, if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) Bird Dog    Caterpillar Dogerpillar … Continue reading

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This Summer

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Fallmost

We’re slipping into fallmost, almost fall, the not-quite season. Perhaps you think of it as notumn, not autumn. Whatever you call it… Fallmost has a certain wistfulness, a sweet, fleeting uncertainty. It’s warm rather than hot, soft rather than sultry. Early quitter leaves flutter to … Continue reading

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