Our northeast weather this summer was not as pleasant as it should have been. A “washout” is what my grandson called it. He was disappointed that the wet weather kept him from fishing and swimming. But since he is a trooper he soon found something to fill the gap — roasting marshmallows.
The beautiful summer evenings were the perfect setting for marshmallows roasting on an open fire, and fire flies buzzing by your nose.
So to end the wet summer on a pleasant note, we’ve been sitting by the fire pit on the patio and roasting marshmallows. The boys have been putting together s’mores for us and we’ve been having a good ol’ time singing songs and consuming more calories than necessary.
They are so excited about roasting marshmallows they’ve been inviting everyone in the neighborhood to join them in the fun.
Back then computers were not even a glimmer in anyone’s eye, and in the country radio reception was poor and there was no television reception either.
It was more fun than we could have ever imagined at that time. My sisters and I have very fond memories of those summer nights.
So who cares about the calories when you’re enjoying life’s simple pleasures with family and having fun you never thought you could have in this age of technology. I’m so happy that I could share these memories and hope that my grandsons will remember them fondly when they recall events from “back in the day”.
Hope you all had a memorable summer and a wonderful Labor Day
and Happy Back-to-School!