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Old 06-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #15
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That sounds amazing!
Yes, it really was. from age 8 until I went to work at age 15 this was my typical summer day:

1. Get up and have breakfast.

2. After a while waterski with whatever friend, including me, that had gas in thier boat. There were four of us that had thier own boat.

3.Swim or just lie around until lunch.

4. After lunch repeat 2 & 3

Memorial Day, Fourth Of July and Labor Day We had the calm bakes on the front lawn right on the water.

Do I feel lucky? Darn right. We were not rich, but I would say upper middle class, and I had a great childhood.
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Out here it is peach season... so it's peach pie, Brats, dogs, and hamburgers, along with coleslaw from the cabbage grown in the garden, potato salad from new potatoes, and whatever jello confections happen to appear at the table...never the same. Oh, and one of mom's novel beverage concotions from whatever koolaid, hawaiian punch, and/or juice she has about.
I remember a favorite childhood memory was going to Peabody to see the fireworks. Our town didn't have any when I was little, so we loaded up a blanket and all the kids in the car and went about 15 miles to Peabody. Dad couldn't afford to get us into the park where they shot them off and had bands playing music and all, but we would find a nice spot out along a farmer's field, pull in, spread out the blankets, oh, yeah, Mom and dad had lawn chairs they used, and we would wait for the grand show to begin. we'd lie there on the blanket and eww and ahh and Ohh! Perhaps the best part was pretending to be asleep when we got home so daddy would carry us in and put us on our beds and throw a blanket on us...IN OUR CLOTHES without a bath! (of course, we were eaten up with chiggers the next day...but the city pool followed by good old caladryl helped cool those itches down!)
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Yes, it really was. from age 8 until I went to work at age 15 this was my typical summer day:

1. Get up and have breakfast.

2. After a while waterski with whatever friend, including me, that had gas in thier boat. There were four of us that had thier own boat.

3.Swim or just lie around until lunch.

4. After lunch repeat 2 & 3

Memorial Day, Fourth Of July and Labor Day We had the calm bakes on the front lawn right on the water.

Do I feel lucky? Darn right. We were not rich, but I would say upper middle class, and I had a great childhood.
WOW it sounds like you had a great childhood Lots of great memories.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #18
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Out here it is peach season... so it's peach pie, Brats, dogs, and hamburgers, along with coleslaw from the cabbage grown in the garden, potato salad from new potatoes, and whatever jello confections happen to appear at the table...never the same. Oh, and one of mom's novel beverage concotions from whatever koolaid, hawaiian punch, and/or juice she has about.
I remember a favorite childhood memory was going to Peabody to see the fireworks. Our town didn't have any when I was little, so we loaded up a blanket and all the kids in the car and went about 15 miles to Peabody. Dad couldn't afford to get us into the park where they shot them off and had bands playing music and all, but we would find a nice spot out along a farmer's field, pull in, spread out the blankets, oh, yeah, Mom and dad had lawn chairs they used, and we would wait for the grand show to begin. we'd lie there on the blanket and eww and ahh and Ohh! Perhaps the best part was pretending to be asleep when we got home so daddy would carry us in and put us on our beds and throw a blanket on us...IN OUR CLOTHES without a bath! (of course, we were eaten up with chiggers the next day...but the city pool followed by good old caladryl helped cool those itches down!)
Love peaches and all the foods sound yummy. I really love the firework memories that you have.......so funny that you all pretended to be asleep .
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Thanks everyone for sharing your memories with all of us! It is sure fun to read about them and gives me lots of ideas as to the important things that our grandkids will probably remember too. Plus gives me great ideas.
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4th of July memory.
Family and i going to grandfathers lake cabin in the 60's when i was 8 or 9 to Summit lake in Washington west of Olympia. To watch the fire works over the lake. Great times, will never forget it. I can still remember the old dirt roads you had to drive on to get to the cabin off the highway.
Now it has a gated community on the lake!
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4th of July memory.
Family and i going to grandfathers lake cabin in the 60's when i was 8 or 9 to Summit lake in Washington west of Olympia. To watch the fire works over the lake. Great times, will never forget it. I can still remember the old dirt roads you had to drive on to get to the cabin off the highway.
Now it has a gated community on the lake!
I know that lake! Its not that far away from us. We used to take our boat out to Lake Washington and boat over to Gasworks park. It became to long of a day for some of the little ones so we stopped.

We have a cabin on the boat but their mom's were not very happy lol.
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As a kid we would shut down the street, play volleyball, ping pong, shoot pool, water balloon tosses & swim in the backyard. We even had a neighbor who did elvis impressions so he would sing for us. At night we would still swim but we'd get out to light fireworks. My aunt Laura lived 2 blocks over so we would go visit their block party as well. They didn't have a pool but it was still loads of fun.

Now we scramble to find something to do for the 4th. We were supposed to make it a tradition to go up to Lake Arrowhead every year to watch their fireworks show (thats where & when DH proposed) but we stalled on reserving because its in the middle of the week and we could never get a solid head count on who all wanted to go. We're hoping that the owner will be able to squeeze us in.
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As a kid we would shut down the street, play volleyball, ping pong, shoot pool, water balloon tosses & swim in the backyard. We even had a neighbor who did elvis impressions so he would sing for us. At night we would still swim but we'd get out to light fireworks. My aunt Laura lived 2 blocks over so we would go visit their block party as well. They didn't have a pool but it was still loads of fun.

Now we scramble to find something to do for the 4th. We were supposed to make it a tradition to go up to Lake Arrowhead every year to watch their fireworks show (thats where & when DH proposed) but we stalled on reserving because its in the middle of the week and we could never get a solid head count on who all wanted to go. We're hoping that the owner will be able to squeeze us in.
Good luck I hope you guys get into the CG.

Either way have a happy 4th!
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As a child, we would go to watch the fireworks at the same place every year. I remember sitting on a grassy hillside and watching the fireworks go ka-BOOM!!

Leetsdale, PA was the name of the town sponsoring the displays.
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