Summer reminds me of freedom. Here we are once again, starting summer off with many colors and few great big bangs to go with, and why not? The warm summer nights usher us to do so many fun things and my personal favorite was always night swims off the Santa Monica shores… and just hanging out with friends and/or family without any sort of real curfew.
My elder brother and I never gave much thought to sharks although he’d chase me down the beach with a giant wad of seaweed! That was terrifying enough for me, ha ha.
Then there are the endless barbecues, ‘seems like I could ride forever’ bike rides, wave-catching, horse back rides and sleeping under the starry skies. I can still hear the Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ and Starbuck’s ‘Moonlight Feels Right’ … ah yes, the young teenager of 1976.
Oh and let’s not forget the childhood joy of fireflies and how they never ceased to enchant us, all the while luring one another in hopes of a summer romance.
I can hear the laughter and various types of music melding into one radio sound (flashback to the transistor radios) on any given boardwalk and surf-side hangout across the county. By far my favorite is the cool sand on my tired, hot feet in the evening as we all settle in on our blankets to watch outdoor movies by the sea, eating too many toasted marshmallows .
Here’s to a joyful, safe and BRING ON A NEW ADVENTURE kind of summer to all!
p.s. I didn’t get a post in this past Sunday, sorry. I had a tough round with a summer cold, of all things summer, sheesh!
LBM and I will meet this weekend and get everyone up back on track. Thanks ever so much for visiting regularly and remember to leave us a comment; let LBM know what you think of his memoirs up till now. We both really enjoy hearing from you!