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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Memories

 http://heartsdelights.blogspot.com/spot.com/  Marilyn  asked our favorite summer memories, and I thought I would share one of mine with you.
When we were growing up, we had several apple trees in our yard.  Three or four lined our driveway, all which had the tastiest apples.  We loved them green, and waited til they were just the right size to pick.  My siblings and I would find the perfect apples, and grab the salt shakers and sit on the front porch steps, and devour them one right after the other.  We totally ignored our mother's warning that if we ate more than a couple we would get a belly ache.  I don't recall that ever happening!  We also had a rhubarb patch that we would pick from, and sit on the wood pile with either a bowl of sugar or salt, depending on which we were in the mood for, and eat to our hearts content.  Along with the pear tree we were set for fruit for our school lunches.  But the one I really loved was the neighbors cherry tree that hung over our garage roof.  We would climb my father's ham radio tour, and sit on the roof to tan, and eat our fill of the best cherries.  I miss those days, and would give anything to sit on the porch steps or the garage roof again, and bask in the memories of a warm summer day.

10 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Summer - any season really - can conjure so many memories. I grew up on Lake Michigan and memories of being at the beach practically everyday are always top on the list. But the funny thing is that the first memory that popped in my mind was a day when I wasn't even in second grade, playing in a friend's yard. Her two older brothers were there. I distinctly remember looking at them and thinking they looked like the Everly Brothers. How funny!!
xx, Carol

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh YES! Fresh fruit just picked and eaten, even green apples. Thanks for sharing these special memories.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Laurie
I hate that I don't have your email address. You left such a wonderful comment on my post today. I want to read and re-read it because you are so right. I responded there.
xx,Carol

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a warm and wonderful summer memory! Just loved reading this!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How precious this was to read! Just loved it!

Shelia said...

I loved hearing your memories. My little grandma had a plum tree and my cousin and I would climb up in it, hid by all of the leaves, and eat plums till our bellies did hurt. Then the rest of the night I would spend a long time in the bathroom. Guess what I was doing? :) I didn't tell my mother I did that til after I was married! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim Juilfs said...

What great memories of such a simple time. I'm afraid today's children won't have these memories of simple pleasures.

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Hope you're ready for a great weekend and I always appreciate your visits to my blog.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharon Chapman said...

Such wonderful memories you have. Dare I say those were the good ol days. I do have been remembering the days when things were slower, no rush, time to enjoy the little things.

Sharon Chapman said...

I love your post. What wonderful memories. I too have been thinking back to when things were slower and we appreciated the small things in life.