Wednesday, July 11, 2018

[Meme] My Favorite... Summer Time Memory

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My Favorite... is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. The goal is simple, every week participants will share something that they love with each other based on a prompt.

This week's prompt is:

My Favorite Summer Time Memory

Let's dive in!

My answer:
When I read this prompt, one memory came to mind immediately, so I'm sticking with it without over thinking!

I grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, so we spent the vast majority of our summer days on the beach. One beach was our favorite; Big Tree Beach. The beach itself wasn't that large, it was just a small cove that you could get through by walking through a short path through the woods. We loved this beach because of all the neat things it had like the giant boulder we loved climbing on, the "waterfall" that came from the woods (it was really just a trickle of water, but it was always running), the rocky beach, the lack of sand, the availability of shade when necessary, and how quickly the ground sloped away into deeper water.

Occasionally, giant logs would wash up on the beach. These were always SO fun to play with! Forget floats and rafts! We loved seeing how many people we could get to sit on a log before they sank too far down.

Here's an example I was able to track down!

From left to right; me, my childhood best friend, my brother, and two of my best "summer" friends that spent their summers on the island, but their winters elsewhere.



Thanks for reading!
What is one summer memory that comes to mind for you? I'd love to hear about it!

30 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this. I have so many memories of holidays. I remember one holiday my sister and I bought loads of sweets and his them from my parents we are so many we felt sick. Spent my childhood holidays on the beach, rock pooling and body boarding

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  2. I really like the idea of this blog,wish you great summer. My favourite summer wasn't about a holiday. It was actually about reading( yeah, that's right) the first time i read was about 6 years ago. It was a book called obsidian by Jennifer l armentrout.that summer was extraordinary cuz i found the passion of reading😍😍😍

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    1. That is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing!! <3

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  3. What lovely memories! I spent a lot of time at the Jersey shore when I was kid, with my grandparents, and those were always fun times.

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  4. Now that I have a 2 year old, we are making new summer memories with her. We take her to Cape May every summer and seeing her run around, play on the sand and cruise the boardwalk is the best.

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  5. What a fun memory! That is a great picture too. I want to be lakeside right about now...with a good book and glass of wine.

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    1. Oh wouldn't that be lovely!! I need a beach day soon!

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  6. What a great memory. Some of my favorite memories are of the county fair my family went to every summer when I was a child. It was when 4-H and FFA students showed off their projects. There were livestock shows as well as textile, food, and other project displays. But I always loved the exhibition barn. This was were fun displays were. There was a peacock that if you told him he was a pretty bird we would display his tail feathers and baby ducks that climb a ladder to dive off into the pond (okay they were trying to reach the food that was at the top but it was cute). My goat was on display one year because she had kids and Mom did milking demonstrations. I also tasted rabbit stew for the first time (gross!).

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    1. Oh yes!! I used to go to fairs with my family as well! What fun memories!!

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  7. Wow! I envy you your childhood just a little. I love the beach so much.

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  8. So fun!!! I loved being at the beach as a child. I have some wonderful memories of it myself. :-)

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  9. I love your blog! It's so pretty. I love going to the beach as well, and I have some great memories.

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  10. Aw, love the photo. That's a really fun memory and how cool you lived on an island with various beaches around. My mom babysit a group of kids - all the time - but I have a lot of summer memories with them because we were out of school and obviously doing more. Nothing big usually but things like exploring the woods behinds the house, making chalk "houses" big enough to sit in, and playing in the hose when it was too hot.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you!! :) Oh playing in the hose was the best!!

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  11. Very cool. I always associate the summer with family vacations or visiting my grandma. :)

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  12. Sounds so fun - thanks for sharing! The photo is great. Hope you are having a great summer! :D

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    1. <3 Thank you for stopping by! My summer is going by far too quickly!! I hope you're having a great one as well! :)

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  13. That sounds like a cool beach and a lovely memory!

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  14. That looks and sounds like a great memory. Aren't those Summer memories the best?!
    Thanks for signing up and sharing your favorite.

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  15. I used to love going to swim at a friend's house during the summer. So exciting!
    Now I mostly lay on the floor and read.

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