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Ever wonder where the term "Dog Days" comes from? The ancients believed that when Sirius, the Dog Star, rose at the same time as the sun, they should sacrifice a brown dog to appease the rage of Sirius, believing that the very bright star was causing the hot, sultry weather. No offence to those with little brown dogs.
I was perusing some nice old summer photos named "Summer Grannies" and started to remember the things I used to do on my Grannies' farm, long ago.
I loved her spankin white geese that lived in the yard, and helping her feed them.
I loved the thick featherbed we slept under.
I loved the flowers in her yard and making "dancing ladies by turning the Bleeding hearts inside out.
I loved the walk up the dirt road, past the scary bull to the neighbors' because at the end of that test were home made cookies and milk.
I loved sleeping out in the tent with my cousins and getting scared at the night sounds.
Oh, the joys of a childhood summer.
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Mmm, now you've got me reminiscing about what life was like during those endless, hot summers of childhood. They were probably not as hot and endless as I remember them, but that's what they felt like.
IOt's nice to read this G'mama.
Thanks you both. I hoped to inspire nice memories. I'm afraid I can't make these memories for my own 10 grandkids as they are far away in Florida. I have to be content to make visits special.