Bullseye

A local watering hole with a rope tied to high branch of a nearby tree is about all you need to escape the summer heat and have fun doing it. Who cares if it's a 100 degrees? Thought for the Day:   Sandy toes, sunburned nose, summer is a blast -- the memories will always last. … Continue reading Bullseye

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 toys, sun screen, rope swing over/into the water, sand between the toes, sand castles, fish … Continue reading Cousins

Summer Birthday

Last weekend, my grandson celebrated his 7th birthday down at the lake with four of his buddies.  It was over 90 degrees so the swimming was great. The rope swing was their favorite activity by far.  One after the other, launching themselves into space hoping for a wet landing, seeing who could get out the farthest … Continue reading Summer Birthday

Magical Stairs

These stairs may not look like anything special, but they led to magical places when I was a kid.  Some of my fondest memories come from both ends of these stairs. At the top of the stairs is a gravel road, and across that road is the house where my cousins lived.   We had loads … Continue reading Magical Stairs