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.