As I was rummaging around Mom's house I came upon this picture and I smiled. Yes, those were the days...spontaneous summer days where the neighborhood children were allowed to be free and create their own activities to fill long hot, muggy days. There were no "playdates" or "organized" sports...nor was there summer school or music lessons to attend....just wonderful free time to imagine, to dream.
I am the smallest little girl with bangs in the front row next to the dog. My sister Anne is next to me ready to take a bite, my sister Fran is right behind Anne kneeling with the white dress smiling. My cousin Shannon is in the riding outfit and my cousin Lynne is in the backrow, fifth over, holding up her Cinderella dress! I am 61 and the youngest in this picture...so you can imagine how old these other girls are now!
Do you rember days like this when you were young? Would that the children of today could engage in activities such as this!