Sunday, September 03, 2006

End of summer blues...


It goes by so fast...summer...life...

This is a favorite summer photo from about 35 years ago. I'm on the left, then my cousin Susan, my sister Cheryl, and my cousin Bonnie, seated in age order. I think I was about 7 years old in this picture, so I am guessing that somewhere in the background is my sister Jennifer, age 1, too young to sit by the pool in her navy & white sailor bathing suit with the red belt... and my cousin Frank, who would never have a navy and white sailor bathing suit (thankfully), was not yet born. There are days when it feels like that was a million years ago, and other times when I feel like it was yesterday that we were at my grandmother's pool, spending endless summer days swimming, eating homemade chocolate chips - that my grandmother (Dambi) baked in her hot kitchen while we were swimming! My grandfather (Opa)would stand in the low end of the pool and toss a ball to each of us to catch as we flew off the diving board.

5 comments:

Jesse said...

I remember that brown, blue and gold beach towel. I love this picture also. Even though I was too young to make the cut.

xoxo

Sisser

DEW said...

Wow - doesn't time go by! Do you remember even being that little any more? :) I don't feel too bluesy about summer being over. Perhaps it's my lack of enthusiasm regarding hot weather. What DOES bother me is that more time has flown by and other season is behind me and I don't know where it went. I do love the fall though. It's so pretty. The bugs are down and I love Halloween decorations.

Great post...xox

Liz Ness said...

Beautiful sentiment and the photo is perfect. Makes me feel your nostalgia personally!

Ouissi Gresty said...

That picture is so cute!! I love looking at photos of my sister & I when we were tiny...all seems so far away...my nephew is now seven...don't feel old enough!

You're reminiscing about summer & today I was posting about Christmas cards! Maybe we just wish our years away too much as adults...either that or we plan too much!

Ouissi x

ps. would love to know what you think of the cards...

Prachi Pareekh said...

This is so cute, lovely snap...perfect - innocence is always beautiful....