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Summertime Stories

Summer comes to me in fits and starts, a super 8 film patched together.


London broil

corn

strawberries

Tupperware plates

pool volleyball

broken window

broken door

broken brother

stars in the sky

floating in the pool

hot beach sand

sunsets

camp

M&M peanuts

soap operas and hand written letters

Disneyland

sleepless nights

summer jobs

zoo school

Seaworld

tortoises and hibiscus

a stuffed monkey

raspberry jello and angel food cake

night blooming jasmine

wisdom teeth and tonsils

camping

Rainier

sprinklers

water park

sleeping in the backyard

air conditioning

washcloths

stay in your bathing suit all day

sunburns

books

Harry Potter marathon

Star Wars

Tahoe margaritas

soft serve

card games

lanterns

big trees

high dive

fishing

Yosemite

Yellowstone

Kings Canyon

Tahoe

bike rider

windsurfing

Catalina

missed boats

cross stitch

craft time

Aunt Linda's convertible couch

ginger ale

Shirley Temples

Beverly Hills

Huntington Beach

roses

Carnation ice Cream

bus rides

train rider

the ranch

Sacramento

San Jose

Santa Cruz

family reunions

neighborhood beach parties

roller skates

roast beef and candy

game shows

Columbia

NYC

Boston

DC

Hawaii

graduation

going to college

retail summers

Fridays Tequila sunrise

Seattle summers

lake house

Chelan

Mariners games

ice cream truck

ferryboats

fish and chips

wagon

confrontation on the ferry boat

Derby Days

Duvall

all stars

boat time

losing my Dad

clouds

Cape Cod

the boat to Catalina

Valhalla

summer physical

volleyball practice

water polo

losing David

chicken, salad and lemonade

Baskin Robbins

Parkway Plaza

the dock

4th in Seattle

alone in Seattle

interview

Grand Canyon

Jacaranda

SunDevil sendoff

corn hole

COVID summer

day camp

camp names

camp at y

swimming lessons

Naomi's house

diving for pennies

Non's house

tile table and chairs

parties

player piano and the bar

swimming with dogs

wine

cabin-smell of warm summer

3 legged race

the market

farmers market

U Village

Fremont

Whistler

spa days

road trips

economics at Grossmont College

Life in a Northern Town

Sangria and kabobs

steel drums

Gary is his cast

La Jolla Shores

Windansea

In and Out

rolled tacos

diet coke

too hot to cook

too hot to sleep

junior ranges

Ohanapecosh

X games in Big Sky

geocache

Camano

Crab catching

kayaking with whales

smoky skies

Hotel del with a baby

sharks in the surf

fire pits

S'mores

campfire songs

Cotswolds

picture taking

making room to write

walk over fences

sunsets for days

London Bridge

London

Havasu

Nantucket

Ozarks

Columbia River

sea shells

friends

homecoming

motor boats

margaritas and mimosas

grapes off the vine

farm fresh food

hearts

gardens

flowers

cobblestones

Tour de France

floating

dreaming

writing

creating

sailing

canoeing

walking

living.






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