Oh my, just thinking of this brings back the fondest memories! Being from northern USA…our family vacations were always in the deep south. It was like another world. The way the folks spoke, living way out in the country on farms. We even liked having an ‘outhouse’ and an outside pump for water. There were streams and a nearby lake. The joy of all us as siblings and all the cousins seemed liked a huge party every day. There were 31 kids total within immediate family with cousins. We would play games. Yet, the thing that was the best was the laughter that seemed to go on forever. The worst was the crying off and on all the way back when we had to leave (almost 1200 miles). Once we stopped to get gas and snacks. My parents thinking my younger sister was asleep in the back of the station wagon didn’t bother to “wake her up”. Unfortunately, she had been awake and gotten out of car a moment or so after the rest of us. SHE GOT LEFT BEHIND! Dad must have driven about 20 minutes before noticing she was missing. He raced back where we had stopped and there she was sitting outside eating cotton candy and not worried one bit. (She was 4 years old). It’s a family story that gets told often. This is but ONE summer memory, but, the one that continues to bring joy all these decades later. This is a great thread!!
NEW JERSEY SHORE.
Sand in my shoes to this very day. Loved it then, love it now.
Growing up in a lakefront home, we spent our summers in bathing suits and winters in ice skates. I remember the never ending battle of sand in our shoes, house, car. The sand won 😀
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05.21.17 3:00 PM