And my mind wanders back
Way back to summers of long ago.
long afternoons at the pool
and flavored ice cubes.
My favorite were the grape flavored ice cubes.
Oh they were sooo good.
On a steamy hot afternoon we would each get one from the metal ice-cube tray
hold it with a napkin
and then take it outside to eat.
I longed for mine to last forever
but as I licked it
it grew smaller and smaller
and smaller until it was gone.
Flavored ice cubes, kool aid
Root beer floats.
Some nights we’d all pile into the car.
My brothers and I in the back.
Mom and dad in the front of the old blue Plymouth
and head to the local A&W.
My Dad would order root beer floats for everyone
and as we waited I could just imagine how good they were going to taste
Delicious root beer soda and vanilla ice cream
served in tall glass mugs
So cold that it would make you wince
when you swallowed.
Shining moments all over the place.
Riding bikes through the sprinkling hoses.
and dogs all over the place.
We lived in a suburb of Kansas City
great roads for riding your bike
and on a summer’s eve the kids would all get together
and play hide and go seek until it got so dark.
we’d have to ask our neighbors to please turn on their outside lights.
Oh how I loved those memories of long ago.
Summertime is a time to savor.
A blessing from His Gracious Hand
as we enjoy a somewhat slower pace of life.
Have a great summer, my friends.
Enjoy each watermelon, cookout,
Lightning bug catchin’ moment.
It’s time to let the child in you
come out and play.
How about you?