Friday, August 08, 2008

Revgalblogpal Friday Five: Summer Memories Edition

1. What is your sweetest summer memory from childhood? Did it involve watermelon or hand cranked ice cream? Or perhaps a teen summer romance. Which stands out for you?

Well there were a few summers of Zen where my family could afford the beach club and those memories are awesome! I would ride my bike in the morning for swim team practice and then hang out for the rest of the day alternating between pool and ocean. This was back when sippy drinks were first starting to catch a clue and so the fruit punch would actually burn your throat! The best memories were after the majority of folks had gone home and the sun was starting to set and Dad would come in "for a dip" after work and cooking on the Hibachi at the beach. Also, playing running bases with the other kids whose families came down to eat. I always thought evenings at the beach club were the best kept secret going.

2. Describe your all time favorite piece of summer clothing. The one thing you could put on in the summer that would seem to insure a cooler, more excellent day.

Ummm.... clothing is so not my vibe but I guess I have a couple of really light-weight t-shirts that are comfie and cool (as in temperature).

3. What summer food fills your mouth with delight and whose flavor stays happily with you long after eaten?
Sweetened iced tea, sweet corn and summer sandwiches (open-faced tomato, bacon and cheese preferably with mayo).

4. Tell us about the summer vacation or holiday that holds your dearest memory.

Well when you live 5 minutes from the beach club there is no need to go on summer vacation but the cousins had a place 'down-the-shore' and those overnights with them were pretty fun; filled with mini-golf, playgrounds and good eats.

5. Have you had any experience(s) this summer that has drawn you closer to God or perhaps shown you (God's) wonder in a new way?

Just the 'one year later' markers that increasingly get easier and have me feeling much stronger. Also, The Boy and his bike.

Bonus question: When it is really hot, humid and uncomfortable, what do you do to refresh and renew body and spirit?

Find a pool, envision the ocean, rest in the a/c.


Rev Honey said...

nice play, will smama.

SpiritMists said...

There are wonderful visions of summer in this post! That sweet corn sounds sooooo good right now.

DogBlogger said...

I love me some sweet tea, too (you sure you're not Southern?).

Presbyterian Gal said...

The beach at night is amazing!

And I've enjoyed the same summer sandwiches.

Identity Mixed said...

There's something about little boys that makes everything better.

Anonymous said...

great play!! we always have sweet tea ready - when d'ya wanna come visit?!

mamaS said...

Now I understand why the ocean means so much to you. Good play.