Friday, July 2, 2010

Summers of Old

I made myself a Mamas and Papas Pandora station and I have been listening to it this summer so far. It has made me think about summers as a teenager. Those were the days. We used to lay in the sun during the day, oiled up with baby oil and listening to WHNN play the 5th Dimension, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfinkel..... Even on freeing Michigan days, we would put a space blanket under us in order to stay warm enough to do it. Crazy, and I have the age spots to prove it. And I would work at the City Dairy in the evenings...making all kinds of ice cream confections. It was a fun job....I think I made $2 an hour, but it was fun.

Not sure why my thoughts have wandered to the past. Does it happen why you start getting older? Or when your life is not quite where you want it to be? Or maybe when you just would live to have a weekend by a lake and a tree with nothing to do?

Happy July 4th weekend everyone, I wish you time to relax and I thank God that we all have the freedom to do it.

Normal Girl

And we went camping nearly every week end. This pic was taken at Otsego Lake State Park. We must have gone sight seeing, we are pretty dressed up for camping.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

whats a mamas and papas station

votemom said...

we put a few drops of iodine in our baby oil. i'm not really sure why, tho.

ugh - i can't believe all the sun damage i have!

Dale said...

Yep, I was a tanner too! And would kill my daughter if I caught her doing the same thing - how times change! Love your blog.

Normal Girl said...

OH, iodine! It was probably thought it would darken the skin. I sure would have done that, had I known. :)

Dawn, when you go to Pandora.com, you can program any kind of music station that you want. I have several, all with different kinds of music. I made one for the Mamas and Papas. It plays their music and similar music of the time period. Please tell me you know who the Mamas and Papas are......

Wykate said...

WHNN!!I dig rock'n'roll music...