Saturday, July 9, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Summer

The prompt for Week 28 of 52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy, by Amy Coffin of We Tree, and hosted by Geneabloggers, is: Summer

What was summer like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc.


Growing up in the "baby boom" years of the 1950's and 1960's, summer was a magical time! No school for three months, and no more homework, left plenty of time for the children in Bay View, Ohio to enjoy their free time. We were close to the beach and a play park, so we had lots of fun in the warm sunny weather. Fresh sweet corn and tomatoes were often on the menu, and evening trips to the dairy queen were frequent. We had picnics in the back yard...




















and we visited Cedar Point with our extended family.




















It was great fun to visit the farm out in the country on a summer afternoon.















As my brothers got a little older, we spent many a summer evening at the ball park in Bay View.






















When baby sister Kellie came along, I even gave her a bath on the back porch one summer day.






















As time goes by, those childhood memories seem to only get sweeter! My siblings and I were fortunate to have a happy home with parents who were devoted to providing us with lots of wonderful family moments.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

What great pictures, and great memories. I, too, remember how long summer seemed when I was younger. Now it flashes by!