An old-fashioned summer day…

The weather is perfect today – not too hot, not too humid,  a light breeze is blowing and there isn’t a cloud in the sky…

On days like today, the clock runs a little slower.  Days are spent outside, away from TVs, computers, cell phones and game consoles.

Days like today find people doing timeless things:  digging in the garden, sitting under shady trees, drinking lemonade and finding refreshment at the water’s edge.

In the quite, unhurried nowhere time of mid-afternoon, I am reminded of my childhood and how summer stretched on forever.

There is something transcendental about these perfect summer days – I know that people long ago felt the same breezes, heard the same hum of cicadas and longed for a cool swimming hole to dip their toes in the water.

On that note, I am going to share some old family photos that show my grandparents in the early 1920s finding the same pleasures on a hot summer day.  Maybe some of these activities will inspire you to walk away from your computer and capture the magic of this beautiful summer day:

Find some buddies and climb a mountain

Go boating...

Show off your cool new bathing suit...

Listen to some tunes down by the water...

Have a fashion show...

Paddle around the lake with your honey...

Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy this beautiful day…

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