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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Salute to Summer

Ah yes, it's really Summer. Kids are out of school, vacation plans brewing, fans on high. I'd like to share some bits of my childhood in here too... I've a tall glass of lemonade and the sun is setting... company on the way over... no hassles... a sweet Summer night about to happen...

My first rollercoaster, the Cyclone at Coney Island (still going strong)

Palisades Park, where many late 60s Summer nights were laughed away

Nothing says Summer like a picnic

Or a walk in the park

Or a walk in the park where we used to picnic

And my very first "summer song" (still love Stevie!)

It's not just tubing anymore

The Summer Album of 1976- it was everywhere- "Frampton Comes Alive"



klahanie said...

Hi Laura,
Well, the hale storm has finished. Yes, we had a hale storm!
Anyway, nice to read about an actual summer. The kids don't get out of school here until late July.
Enjoy your sweet summer's night :)
Right then, go turn the heating back on. Sigh...
Take care, Gary

Geo. said...

Coney Isl. rolleycoaster was my first one too! 1962. And I enjoyed that. But my brother persuaded me up the Parachute Jump there and I lost all my intestinal fortitude in the first 1/4 second of the drop. It's probably still up there. So thanks Austan, I think.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It!s the good old summertime and let the fun begin. However, those guys in the tubes are crazy. I wonder if their parents saw that video.

CarrieBoo said...

Those old rickety roller-coasters were the scariest... so much fun. I think my first was Cat and Mouse.

I never fancy New York (the bustling inner-city streets come to mind), but those places looked really lovely.

And my first roller-blade at Roller Town resulted in the loss of my two front teeth. Aaaah, summer.

Last night was a hot one... running behind schedule today 'cause it was too hot to get to sleep. Still no AC, though!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Summer's saluting us, huh? More like a one-fingered salute. Gonna be 103 today, and 106 over the weekend. Almost makes me wish we still had our pool. Have a super (cool!) weekend.

Munir said...

It is extremely hot. I am not complaining though. I am learning to deal with seasons as I am aging.

Austan said...

Gary! Hale! Wow you guys are having a helluva weather time. Stay warm and dry, and I'll work on that weather machine to send some of this heat over.

Austan said...

Geo- the parachute jump was off-limits in our family or I would've been up there. It was the Wonder Wheel with the crazy cages that made me leave my guts in Coney Island. :D

Austan said...

Arleen- I'm certain I'd never do that. Not now, anyway. ;)

Austan said...

Boo- The wooden coasters are the best. Where's Cat and Mouse? Both front teeth at once? OW! and bloody too!

Good for you with no AC blowing! If we can get thru these heat waves without AC, the rest is gravy. Or ice cream.

Austan said...

Susan- It sure is a one-fingered salute. And it's not even July!!!So glad you're back!

Austan said...

Munir- Seems like I can tolerate both heat and cold much better than when I was young. I wash dishes in damn hot water, which would've hurt when I was young but kinda feels good now. Go figure.