Saturday, June 22, 2013

A sentimental snapshot of summer long ago

Three barefoot boys are sitting on a fence in the shade of a big tree and the farmland beyond is veiled in a light haze.
It could be Myakka City.
Or Duette.
It’s Lancaster, Pa.
A few years ago, Sherri and I were driving through Amish country, saw the lads and stopped to take a picture.
Then we lingered awhile and gazed at the scene and its surroundings.
It was a mesmerizing snapshot of summer.
A wistful glimpse at those carefree days of our own youth when school was out, summer truly seemed endless and Labor Day was far, far away.
Summer’s official arrival last Friday, punctuated by the rising of Sunday’s “Super Moon,” brings back those feelings.

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