Saturday, June 13, 2009

THE KNEES OF SUMMER


Do you remember having knees like this? It brings back some great summer memories for me. My knees still look a little like this, but that is another story, and it probably involves cleaning. Or being clumsy. Or stairs. If I close my eyes, I can still smell the fresh cut grass and hear the distant buzz of the lawnmowers all over our neighborhood. I can hear the voices of my friends as we played freeze tag for the zillionth time in our front side yard (the size of a regulation baseball field--I had it so rough). I can taste the carrots pulled directly out of the garden dirt, wiped off on my shorts, and maybe--if a parent happened to be watching--rinsed off with the garden hose. I have not, since my childhood, tasted a carrot, radish, or peas as delicious as those were. I can smell the hamburgers and hot dogs grilling on the barbecues, and picture all the dads out back (we had no fences) watching the kids play while they grilled. Here's to summer, to the all the great memories, and of course, to the knees of summer. Ah, to be a kid again.

13 comments:

Mary said...

I hope our children's memories are as sweet as ours when they look back someday!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I have great memories from my childhood. Thanks for taking back down memory lane. :)

the mama bird diaries said...

I liked your title.

My daughter's legs have so many bruises and scrapes all over them from playing.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love summer, then and now.

Cammie said...

my kids look like that right now too! Thanks for popping by on my SITS day!

Bee and Rose said...

Heck, my knees look like that now! I've been doing the super spring cleaning (late, of course!)

I miss the summers of my youth..they were simply the best moments of my life!

Grand Pooba said...

Those knees look like happy knees! Must be having a good summer!

Alicia said...

Those look like they could be my son's legs!! glad to know my kids not the only one that with summer time battle wounds!

saw ya on SITS and wanted to say hello...have a great weekend!

Stesha said...

When I think of my summer memories, I wish I could go back in time!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Michaela said...

My knees look like that right now... but I'm soo clumsy! Stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hi!

bluecottonmemory said...

I keep bandaids in stock! To be little,running after fireflies in the evening grass, oh how sweet it was!

Cathy said...

Great memories! Those could totally be my daughter's knees...she is so graceful!

Just wanted to thank you for stopping by on my SITS day!!

Linda said...

Loved your post! Thanks for sharing.
Popping in from SITS..
Have a Great Day!