Spinoff- what do you remember/miss about your childhood summers

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ap2010:  As soon as we could get out of chores like weeding, picking strawberries etc. we used to pack a lunch, get on our bikes, go to the lake and spend the whole day in and out of the water. The only rule was that we had to be home in time for dinner. It would never happen today becuase no one gives their kids that kind of freedom anymore.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I could go on and on about this!!! I was lucky to grow up in a very safe neighbourhood in a suburb of Vancouver (Canada.)  So all the neighbourhood kids were always outside and since we all lived so close, it was never an issue to be outside all day.  I miss riding my bike everywhere, and I mean everywhere.  Packing a snack and riding our bikes to the “bunny trails” as we called it.  It was basically a trail that bunnies hung out around all the time.  Rollerblading, running through the sprinkler, eating Mr Freezies, begging the parents for change for when the ice cream truck came by, laying in the field at our elementary school and watching the clouds in the sky, playing in the ditches and looking for frogs and tadpoles, playing basketball in my friend’s backyard, going for swims in another friend’s pool, going to the local library and participating in the summer reading club.  For every book you read, you got a gold star and got prizes for reaching certain milestones.  Playing on the trampoline, running after boys….I miss being a kid in the summer…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Ap2010:  Riding our bikes EVERYWHERE. Swimming, lemonade stands, make believe, elaborate stories for our Barbies. It was all lovely.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Swimming. Lots of swimming to get a break from the Texas heat and not caring what I looked like in a bathing suit. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How loooooong they seemed!  They were so long that I was bored by the end of summer.  Now, they go by in a flash!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My grandparents owned the town lake-country-club. I could swim practically when I could walk and I have such great memories of swimming, tanning, picnicking with my family. We would catch and release the turtles and run from the bullfrogs that were as big as a dinner plate.  In the late 80’s my grandparents closed the club, sold off the land to build luxury lakefront homes. Sad- but I have amazing memories!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Our week long stays at a beach resort located in a tiny coastal town to the west of the Island (PR).  We did that every summer for more than 15 years.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Swimming. It was also the time of year I got to live with my mom (my parents were divorced and I lived with my dad until I was 13) which meant I got to see her and my grandparents and my cousins more than usual. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I spent my summers in Florida with my grandmother. She passed away a few years ago and we sold her condo so sadly I can’t experience that nostalgia again. 

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