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A Lazy Sunday Looking Back


Here's a treat for you and me: Back in 1970, 16-year-old me wrote a piece about summer for the school newspaper.



Today I'm linking up with All Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jesh at Artworks from Jesh St.G. Click here to check out Jesh. For the participants list, click here. Thanks, Jesh!


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  1. Amazing you kept that around for so long.

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    1. Thanks to the Mama for being a sentimental hoarder. :-)

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  2. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

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  3. You were a good writer even at 16! Sad that you were worried about your weight so young. I enjoyed reading this - it does sound lovely the many ways to enjoy summer.

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    1. Thank you, Shasta. I was a fat kid, really I was. Today a fat old lady. Happy though.

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  4. Dang girl -- you were a talented writer as a kid!! (No surprise, because you still are!) I loved this and it brought back memories to very similar summers in the small town where I grew up -- albeit much earlier.

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    1. Thanks, Sallie. If only I felt confident about my writing sooner. As I write that, sooner than what. Writing is my life. :-) I think we're about the same age. I'm going on the new 5 years old (65!)

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    2. Appreciate the compliment ... but our oldest son turned 60 this year. (Of course he and I are the same age, approximately ;>))). (And since he's not retired, i'm sure I feel closer to the new 5 than he does!)

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    3. You are a young mama, Sallie!

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  5. Very nice piece!! Standing in line at the ice cream truck is my favourite image. Love the final sentence, unfortunately it is not realistic... ;)

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  6. Love the cute elephant and the fact that you've always been a writer.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I thank the Only and Older Brother for showing me the way.

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  7. A wonderful piece of writing, you had a talent for it even back then, and it reminded me so much of my summers when I was a teenager. If it was possible to relive any part of my life 1970 and 1971 would be the two years I would go back to - memorable years in more ways than one and with great summers too :-)

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    1. Thanks, Eunice. Living in an agricultural town, most kids worked in the orchards and fields for extra money during the summer. I was fortunate that my parents didn't force me to go that way. Also that there were a lot of smaller kids on our street for me to score some babysitting jobs.

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  8. Love your elephant drawing and really love your write up on summer vacation. Just last night I was telling my hubby how my brother and the neighbour kids and myself would play tag at night past 11pm..so much fun.

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. I can hear your voices, "Not it. Not it." "Tag, you're it!" Freeze tag and Mother May I were my favorite games.

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  9. What a erudite lass your younger self was. :)

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    1. "Erudite" giggle. My history teacher said I was "obtuse". snort.

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    2. Heh! :) ... that's the only way to tackle 'history'! :)

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