Hi everyone — I’m honored to be Susan Cooper’s guest over at “Finding Our Way Now” with my contribution of Sweet Days of Summer: #Story. It was taken from my free e-book and begins like this:
Here’s a little story I wrote back in 2012, in reflection, as the sweet days of summer wound down and cooler nights were soon to come.
It had been a rough year having come through the loss of my mother-in-law, not to mention an outsourced job along with catastrophic statewide news. I guess you could say my heart wanted to feel happy and safe. What better way than to recapture some childhood moments.
I hope you’ll drop by Susan’s site, leave a comment and share the love.
Pat at the ol’ kitchen table
I so love that you are a contributing writer on my blog Pat. I am blessed to have you as a friend. 🙂
You’re truly welcome, Susan. I’ve never done anything quite like this before except for an occasional guest post here and there. I’m having the time of my life. Thank you again for the opportunity to share my kitchen table stories with your readers. I hope they enjoy it. 🙂
I thought I sent a comment in but I do not see it . Please let me know if you did? I thoroughly enjoyed your story Pat!
Hi Andy — I got your comment and going over to it now to read it and reply. Thank for letting me know. 🙂
I love this story Pat. It is so nostalgic. I especially enjoyed the ants in the pudding. It reminded me of the way I felt at 7 when I was riding my bike and bug flew up my nose. I could have sworn after my Dad made me blow it out that it was still wiggling around in there for a week and I ran around blowing my nose all the time just to be sure. I was reminded of my Mom’s call to come home when it was getting dark as well. Instead of whooooheee she had a large bell she rang that could be heard all over the block. Thanks for sharing your memories, Pat. It is so much fun to remember our childhoods and dream of those days again. 🙂
Haha — I laughed out loud, Andy, when I read about a bug flying up your nose (chuckle) as I remember that happening to me, too. It’s unnerving and can picture you going around blowing your nose (did that, too). Fun times and good memories — what imaginations we had! I can almost picture your Mom ringing that large bell, too. Instead of calling us in at night, like your mother did, we had to go in when the street lights came on. Different times — different places — it’s all one big fantasy world, isn’t it, when you’re a kid.
Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with me. I loved it. 🙂
Of course I know Susan already she is bloody marvellous………..just saying
This was a bloody great guest post but those of us who know Susan would expect no less
Hi Joanne — I’m so glad you went over to Susan’s site and read my story. Happy you enjoyed it, too — means a lot you took the time to comment. 🙂
You really captured those carefree summer days (well, other than eating ants!). A lovely story Pat, which took me back to my childhood even though it was different to yours 🙂
Thank you, Andrea. I’m happy you enjoyed it and reminded you of lazy, carefree summer days when you were a child. For me, they were the best times. 🙂
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