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Favorite Summer Memories


I love summer.  People are nicer, generally, the weather’s better, and there are lots of fun activities planned all the time.

When I was a kid, I didn’t like summer as much.  Basically, I was a nerd.  I loved school (I still do love school), and after the first couple of weeks of summer vacation, I was ready to go back; with the exception of a few family road trips and vacations.

Yesterday evening, I sat on the patio of Hilltop Grille eating dinner with two of the coolest people I know, and I found myself thinking, “This might be one of my favorite summer memories.”  I then begin to think of some of my other favorite summer memories:

  • riding my bicycle with my neighbors all around (until the street lights came on, of course)
  • catching “lightning bugs” in mason jars
  • traveling with my Junior Olympic track team to various states for track meets
  • working and hanging out at Hargraves Recreation Center
  • Project Uplift
  • Sunflower County Freedom Project
  • learning how to spit watermelon seeds (I know, it’s SO uncouth) on the patio of Ty’s parent’s house
  • going to pick to strawberries

Good times and GREAT memories!  So, what’s your favorite summer memory?


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

5 thoughts on “Favorite Summer Memories

  1. I too was a nerd…

    so my favorite summer memory was the Reading Rainbow Book Club… I would read like 50 books a summer!

  2. Sweet “fave 5” Summer flashbacks
    1. The Pool
    2. First summer job (lifeguard)
    3. Family reunions
    4. Summer Camp
    5. Bittersweet…but, back to school shopping! Probably the only time boys like shopping. oh my nothing beats, getting that brand new pair of Nikes…icing on da cake!!

  3. Oooh…I forgot about the back to school shopping! Man, I LOVED THAT, and I loved it even more when I started working and could spend my own money! Usually, I would wear some stuff that I purchased over the summer the first couple of days (hey, it was still new to the people at school), and see what everyone else was wearing. Then I’d go and try to be unique…

    Good call for that, Clark!

  4. the summer i beat Super Metroid in five days…

  5. Rell, what is Super Metroid?

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