Saturday, August 25, 2012

Magical Summer

There were summers...  many years ago...

that seemed to last forever. 

Things were different then.  The trees were fuller.  The grass was greener.  The days were longer.

There were picnics and there was bad-mitten.  Swimming and pretending.

I was a secret agent for a very high profile FBI agent when I wasn't spending time with my horse at Girls Club Camp or playing mumbly peg with my brothers and sisters.  What was real and what was pretend?  It didn't matter.  It was all magical.

The hot days didn't bother me then.  There was no noisy air conditioning, only a soft fan rotating and blowing warm air throughout the room.  Windows were opened and you could smell the fresh air if you put your nose up against the screen.

People weren't glued to their TV sets hearing the same news over and over again 24-7.  There was news at noon, six, and eleven.  Not too long after that, colored bars filled the screen and the TV was off the air till morning.

Other of my siblings might describe our childhood as poor and without opportunity.

But I had a black bear and a feisty tiger that could talk to me.  And I would dream of the day we'd all be famous.

Hope you're having a magical summer!


  1. Beautifully written, Bobbi. Brings back many fond memories of my childhood. I enjoyed your old photos very much. Blessings to you and your family this weekend. Mildred

  2. I was thinking along the same lines today. I pulled out our old family album early this morning to look for photos that would take me back to that simpler time. So many good memories. I enjoyed your pics. I'm going to begin scanning. ;-)

  3. Ah, childhood filtered memories, gotta love 'em!

  4. This took me back a few years. I hung on to every word. I am so sick of air conditioning, I could scream. When left to my own devices, a good book would suffice and the TV would be off. Take care and enjoy the rest of the season.

  5. So very well written. It is all very true, as well. Things were in a different perspective when we were younger.

  6. Sweet post:) I have wonderful memories of my childhood too! All of my siblings and Parents living under one roof! Those were the days my friend! Great Summers that lasted forever, fresh veggies cooking in the kitchen and a fresh homemade cake! I would like to go back for one more day... SIGH:) Thanks for triggering those memories! HUGS!

  7. What a fun post! Loved seeing those photos!



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