zaterdag 21 juni 2014

sea sand and seashells summer


My most favorite summers
were the ones
when the children were little
summers at the beach
sea sand shells


we often were the last ones
to leave the beach

we stayed at my parents 
they lived near the beach
and the house had rooms for all of us 
I made pictures
and at the end when we had to leave
there was a beautiful book
with lots of fun memories.

we went "home" back to the city
with happy healthy children

we had to get used
to wearing shoes again

and when we had icecream
it was never as delicious
as grandmother's

summers bring new memories
my parents are long "gone"
my children are having their own summers
I am having summer
with my granddaugther 
not at the beach but in the garden.

I could live near the beach 
and have summers 
all over again
with the "children"
and their children

happy summer to all of you

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Summers are a time to make and remember these gifts. I remember my beach days as a child and teen, and now my LAKE days as we now walk the shores. There are so many reasons to be a teacher, but having summer off is definitely one good reason! I am enjoying my reading, sitting in my garden, going to the lake. Dear friend, I hope you are well and enjoying anything that makes your heart sing!

  2. I live at the beach today because of my wonderful summers at my aunt's house in Laguna Beach. They couldn't get me out of the water and I always went home so sunburned, but I loved all the sand, shells, shore, and smells connected to the sea.

  3. You must have nice memories of staying at your parents when your kids were small and spending the summer days at the beach. My kids have always loved the beach too. Now, you can enjoy summers with your Granddaughter, Francis, and spend pleasant days in your garden with her.

    Enjoy the summer days, my friend.


  4. Yes...if only..

    Live your summer NOW my friend..its all in the moment..memories and all xoxo

  5. Dear Francis, how I have missed your posts. THANK YOU for coming to take the time to visit and leave a message. I truly miss you, and I see that my beloved zuster, The Dutchess was here. She is AWESOME, and so are you. HUGS TO YOU, Anita

  6. I am just checking in to say I miss you!

  7. F R A N C I S! ! ! !

    I am honored, I am HAPPY to see you came to visit me! HOW ARE YOU?

    Sweet, sweet Francis....are you well? What are you up to?