Monday, August 25, 2014

52 Weeks of Sharing Our Memories - School's Out for Summer!

This post is part of the 52 Weeks of Writing our Memories by Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Olive Tree Genealogy who has challenged us to write our memories for our future generations.

I couldn't wait for school to get out for the summer! I think the last few days of school were sheer agony. I've written previously about what I did during the summer in my post 52 Weeks of Sharing Our Memories - Summer Time Fun.

Here I am with my oldest brother in 1959. I don't think this was taken in the summer, though.
We're dressed more for fall weather.

Besides playing outside most of the time, I read books. Our local library had a reading program all summer. We could check out at least five books each week. They'd have our names on a piece of paper that would be moved from poster to poster (depending on how many books we'd read) high up on the wall above the books. We could check our progress plus see the progress of our friends. I hated to see that any of my friends were ahead of me.

I've recently been riding my bike again. I've been going down the streets where I used to play as a kid. It sure brought back memories of summer fun, playing outside, and riding bikes!



  1. Catherine, I love the photo and the memories. You made me remember going to the library when I was very young. It was in a strip mall, and it was TINY, but it was full of books. :)

  2. Thanks, Nancy! I loved going to the library when I was a kid (still do). There was something magical about being around all those books :)

  3. I don't go to the library much anymore, but I intend to go very soon and get set up for ebooks from the library. I have arthritis in my hands and holding books can be painful. Ebooks not so much, but I do love the atmosphere of the library. Especially all the picture books and easy readers. There are some wonderful illustrators out there.

  4. I'm trying to get back in the habit of going once a week. I enjoy the peace and quiet there. Plus, they have a genealogy room :) I know what you mean about arthritis and holding books! I read mostly ebooks now.