Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Enjoy the Little Things Wednesday

I love this time of year: schools letting out for summer, the warmth of the earth, flowers in all their finery.

It seems that time slows even for us as adults while we remember the summer days of our childhood, which seemed to last forever.

The long hot days spent on Grandmother's farm. Playing in the hay loft, swinging on the bale lifter. Slipping out to the orchard to pick sunshine ripe apples.

 Listening to 60s rock and roll on the transistor radio: The Beatles ("Here Comes the Sun"), the Beach Boys ("Surfin' Safari"), Otis Redding ("Dock of the Bay").

 1960s Teen Girl Listening to Transistor Radio
(Motor City Radio Flashbacks)

The olden times have slipped through our lives like sand in an hourglass.

But happy memories last forever.

Let's go surfin' now!


I'm sharing at:

The Dedicated House


  1. Love your little vignette :)) I'm going to do one on my dining table with that same washed teal/turquoise accent color. You gave me the motivation !! Thank's,TT

  2. What a sweet post capturing summer memories, dear Mary! We share the same summery songs :) enjoy your sunny days.
    Helen xox

  3. My sister and I thought we were so COOL when we got the first transistor radio in our neighborhood!

  4. Hi Mary - My childhood summers were amazing. We had so many kids on our neighborhood and we played out until dark with our parents sitting out in the yard visiting. Such sweet memories.


    1. Great memories, Judy - you brought back similar memories for me - we were in the country. Our parents, aunts, uncles, grandmother sat on the front porch (grandma always had the seat of honor - the swing) while we chased lightning bugs in the yard.

  5. Hi Mary! What a sweet post and filled with memories I share too! I was the first kid on my block to have a transistor radio! I was so cool! :) Love your sweet vignette too and now summer is upon us.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Mary I loved this walk down memory lane. Oh how I loved listening to the transistor radio! Your aqua hour glass is a beauty. I love it!

  7. Oh yeah, I remember taking my radio around...I sured loved The Carpenters. :)