Today we celebrated my youngest’s 7th birthday. We had a pool party and grilled hotdogs. Summer time is all about grills, slip-n-slides, watermelon, swimming pools, sunburns and ice cream. The fact that it doesn’t get dark until after 9PM makes it extra special. Our pool will be lit up and glowing like a gem in the darkness later. You can float and listen to the bats flitting around. I remember summers when we played flashlight tag. We caught big toads in coffee cans. We would get to ride all the way to the Dairy Queen, sitting on the folded down tail gate of the station wagon. I can see my feet dangling down. I think my dad must have driven the entire way at 10 mph. I would always get a dipped cone.

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