Tuesday, June 05, 2012


The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Children cheer and parents grimace as school ends. The electricity bill climbs as summer heat starts to build. The neighborhood pool becomes a popular place.

At our house, the back yard grill will be used more often. We'll undoubtedly take the grandchildren to the local pool, or to movies, or to (shudder) Six Flags Over Texas. Hopes for a winning Texas Rangers season will rise (and fall, and rise, and fall). There are things that just go with summer.

What are your plans for the summer? Let us know.

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Anne Mateer said...

Ah, summer. We are in that changing stage of life where summer doesn't mean play anymore. My two college kids are in summer school and working (one here, one away) and my baby (a senior in high school) is working and spending time with his girlfriend. I'm working on my next book, and my husband continues to work at his job. We have one trip planned, but it's just hubby and I for our anniversary. The kids have no time off. So it's a different summer, but one that I imagine will be repeated many times over now. (And yes, I'm thankful I don't have to make any more trips to Six Flags right now!)

Richard Mabry said...

Anne--wait until you're a grandparent. It gets worse.
But hope you have a wonderful summer anyway.