Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Simple Summer Pleasures of my Youth

I heard a song this morning on the radio on the way to work. Not sure what it was called but it was Kid Rock singing. For some reason I like some of his songs. This one was about being young during the summer in northern Michigan. Since I grew up in southern Michigan and took many summer vacations in northern Michigan it sounded familar. It made me remember all the simple summer pleasures of youth.

  • Swimming in the lake
  • Sitting by the fire at night
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing or really we were tanning on the pontoon boat but pretending to fish
  • Spending the night on my friend's pool deck or sleeping in a tent that we made out of blankets
  • Playing board games on the front porch with my friends since we didn't have air conditioning
  • Bicycling around the town
  • Watching baseball games at local park
  • Having the time to read all the books I want
  • Lounging under our willow tree because it was the coolest place that I knew
If I only knew that life was simple back then - even though I thought it was complicated. I had my whole life ahead of me and had no idea where it would take me. I am not sure I would take the path that I did, but I don't know what I would change either. Every moment made me the person I am today and now that I am "older" I appreciate that person.


  1. You make me smile. :) Love all of those wonderful summer memories. Thanks for taking me back there. Hugs.

  2. Donna~That song is called All Summer Long.