Thursday, September 30, 2004

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.. 


camaroisle050856 said...

        Belated Birthday wishes, and hope you are feeling better!

Best  wishes,

madmanadhd said...

A wonderful jog to my own memory. I too have fond summer memories of hanging by the beach, chasing the surf, building castles in the sand, ogling and chatting up the fair ladies, letting the blazing sun bake my body... ah the idle days of youth. However, I lived in on the North-Atlantic Ocean and also enjoyed visiting the ocean in the depth of winter's icy realm when the shore was blanketed with snow and the ocean steamed like a summer's dream. Ice encrusted boulders jutted out bravely into the ocean spray, melting and refreezing as the saltwater wore patterns like a wandering artist. There is nothing like the wonders of the sea is there? Wishing you well.