Well, here it is October. How did we get here so fast? But August is my favorite month. My love of August dates from my school years. August meant VACATION. August meant time spent camping at the beach in Carpinteria, CA, "The world's safest Beach", with life spent in a swim suit, hanging with friends, flirting with girls, reading pulp magazines of science fiction. Read, lie in sun, dash into the ocean, walk the surfline, study the tide charts, and repeat until campfire time.
Our parents took turns camping with us, so we got to spend many weeks at the beach.
And June had to be my second favorite month. That is when school let out. No more teachers, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks.
When I grew up I became a teacher because of VACATION.
Oh yes, my birthday is in August, and I know you guessed that.
My least favorite was September because VACATION ended then..