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Summer’s End

Hey!  Where’d everybody go?  It’s only mid-September, and I haven’t seen a soul for weeks.  I’m hanging here, limp and lifeless, all by myself without anyone to keep me company, not even an occasional rattle from the cottonwood leaves. I … Continue reading

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Cousins

The first real warm day of the summer, with the sun taking its sweet time to set.  The day was long, giving the cousins plenty of time to reconnect, and many fun-filled memories:   swimming in the lake, minnows, sand … Continue reading

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Anonymous Joy

A rope hanging from a tree branch 20′ high on the bank of a lake is irresistible to all ages, especially on a hot summer day.  Swinging out over the water is exhilarating.   Letting go and dropping into the water takes … Continue reading

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Sandbox

Start the summer off right — in the sand box.  There’s nothing more attractive to a toddler than the sandbox, and nothing more fascinating to them than the strange feel of sand in all of its various forms — wet, … Continue reading

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Watermelon Man

Sorry about the late posting of this blog; I was snowed in yesterday and couldn’t reach my typewriter in the barn.  You know how those Midwest blizzards are, you can’t see the barn from the house and won’t find your … Continue reading

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Like the song goes, “Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,  full of soda and pretzels and beer”, nothing beats a rope swing over the water for good clean summer fun.  Where did the summer go?!  The kids are back … Continue reading

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Fishin’ Hole

Labor Day:   The unofficial end of summer, the last summer holiday, the final curtain of summertime fun.  Reality sets in with thoughts of “school nights”, regimented daily schedules, early risings, and shoes. One last night on the dock at the old … Continue reading

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