Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My summer evening reminiscing

After the a long day of scorching temperatures and humidity that makes my hair limp as a noodle, I come out with a nice glass of lemonade or ( these diet days) a protein shake right about 7:30 ish  I, lay on my hammock and swing while watching Tealyn play with her daddy.   Our summers are hot, sticky and humid, but our evenings here in South Texas are the best they are breezy and sometimes really cool they truly make up for all the fussing during the day. 

 As I lay on my hammock I hear the sounds and smells of summer kids playing and neighbors BBQing , and it takes me back to when I was a kid when we visited our grandparents during those hot summer days we would wait for the sun to set to go outside and sit in there front porch . We would sit there in those retro glider rocking chairs the kind that had two seats waving at people who drove by. My grandparents lived in a corner lot of a busy intersection and catty corner to St Mary's Catholic church.  Across there home lived my three great aunts, so sometimes they would see us gliding our rockers and would cross the street and join us, we would stay up talking till wee hours of the night. Sometimes other relatives who lived near would see us and  stop. It was nice no formal invitation just a causal stop and visit. Those were the best times... Of course I didn't know it then, but I do appreciate them now. Life is so different now. We live in a society where you have to call if you want to visit, and people just don't stop to say hello even if they see you outside. It is really sad.

Getting back to my evening.  I really enjoy our summer evenings with my little family. I want to create memories for Tealyn just as I had growing up , I want her to remember and appreciate the breezy summer evenings  swinging from the hammock singing and enjoying naming the birds that fly by, and helping her dad put water in the St Francis bird bath then filling the bird feeders. They will be the memories that will fill her precious heart.


  1. Oh my, it was just like I was there with you in the hammock. What a great picture you paint. I used to have friends just stop in whenever and it was always OK. But things have changed and now everyone feels as if they have to call. *sigh* I think the old days were better.

  2. and so you shall you are making wonderful memories for that baby; so you are doing it with a slight adjustments- she won't know - it is sad that life today doesn't replicate life as we were growing what we thought our life would look like.

    those past memories that you described are so similar to my very own.
    though so far away and very little moments like that today they are truly treasured and cherished.


  3. Gorgeous picture. Memories are so precious and these memories are the things we truly only have to keep, always! Things have changed so much, I agree with you totally Marissa! I know you will create beautiful memories for Tealyn! Big Hugs and Much Love!

  4. perfect!!!!!! I have memories much like that.. so simple and magical. Hope that you are creating lots of awesome memories for Tealyn this summer!!

  5. Such beautiful memories! Hope you enjoy the rest of Summer ♥


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  7. Oh I agree that Life is indeed so different now and the Gift of Hospitality is a dying Art that few participate in like most did in the Past! I think Modern Life can be so isolating and lonesome due to the lack of investment in each other socially. We have always lived in Older Neighborhoods where everyone knew everyone else and had long term Investment in their Community. A year and a half ago we moved to our Dream Home in the Rural Burbs and tho' absolutely gorge the Community is new and tho' cordial, it's just not a very sociable or close knit group of neighbors like I've enjoyed in the past and I miss that so much! I am Thankful for my Friends in the City and for my Friends in the Land of Blog and distant Friends and Relatives connecting by Facebook... but oh how I too long for those pop in visits in the Neighborhood! I see you haven't Posted for a while, hope all is well? Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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