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How can it be that we are already nearing the halfway point of summer? It seems like it was just yesterday when the ice finally left White Bear Lake.
While I am happy to be making lots of good summer memories this year, I'm also thinking about some of my favorite summer memories from when I was growing up. They include:
* putting on paper bag puppet shows with my neighbor LuAnn
*decorating my bike for the Park and Rec's "Wheels Day" celebration
*winning first place in the neighborhood turtle racing tournament (even though I was too scared to pick up my turtle)
*eating green apples from our backyard apple tree and softening the sour taste with picnic-sized mini salt shakers
*playing "school" with the leftover worksheets my teacher gave me just before summer vacation
What do any of these memories have to do with writing? Nothing really. Other than that someday one of these scenes, in an altered form, might find itself in one of my stories. The middle grade novel that I'm working on now takes place during the last week of summer, and as I fill in the details, I'm harvesting my own summer memories of sleeping late, chasing the neighborhood ice cream truck, and constructing a homemade miniature golf course.
So, what is one of your favorite summer memories?