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Jennifer Erickson says ...
My most memorable summer was right after I graduated high school. I really started traveling and got to see a lot of the world with great friends and awesome family.
08/27/2010 7:40:57 AM CDT
Amy Seymour says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 2005, when I had my first son. He was born in August, so I still remember how uncomfortable it was to be pregnant in the summer. He was born at 7:09 AM, which happened to be shift change at our hospital, so I had two full teams of doctors and nurses there for his birth. I also remember learning how to be a mom during that first month.
08/27/2010 7:41:02 AM CDT
Sue Lamphere says ...
My most memorable summer was this summer, actually. It was the first time I ever went on a family vacation where fighting wasn't the main event. I'm the mother of 2 teenagers, divorced from their father and happily dating a wonderful man. We all went away for a mini vacation with the rest of my family and had a wonderful time. It was peaceful, relaxing and no stress to ruin our time together. After 19 years, it was the first time I didn't dread going away and didn't come home with stories about how you could cut the tension with a knife. We're ALL looking forward to our next get away!!
08/27/2010 7:41:02 AM CDT
Phyllis says ...
Every summer means my garden, home grown tomatoes, and seeing my hibernating neighbors come out of their caves!
08/27/2010 7:41:43 AM CDT
Sam Ostler says ...
The most memorable thing I did this summer was go to my family reunion and I learned how to drive. This was one of the best summers of my life
08/27/2010 7:41:46 AM CDT
Jennifer Waterman says ...
When I was a little girl my summers were not complete until my Grandfather came from the beach house to see me with cherries that he would pick. I would eat them until I had a cramps in my stomach. I loved them and I loved my Grandpa!!
08/27/2010 7:42:04 AM CDT
Brittan says ...
My most memorable summer was last summer, when my children were finally out of the baby stage and we weren't tied to a nap schedule any more! The freedom to schedule day trips, leave the the morning without a plan and go where the spirit too us! This summer was almost as good, but now that they are getting a little older, we are beginning to get tied to activity schedules!
08/27/2010 7:42:26 AM CDT
SaLLy says ...
The most memorable summer was back when, having just graduated from college myself, I worked as a "peer counselor" to a group of blind students, helping them get acclimated to the university they would be attending in the fall. I think this was the first time anyone had thought up such a program, so we peer counselors were on our own to figure out how to do this. It was so much fun, challenging, and I think and hope it proved very helpful to the students when they actually began their classes shortly thereafter.
08/27/2010 7:42:31 AM CDT
Lynn says ...
During my awkward childhood years (you know struggling to identify with your ever changing outside self ) I was blessed with the opportunity to spend the entire summer (4 summers in a row) with grandparents who moved when they retired to Arizona. I was able to escape all awkward feelings simply being away with people who cherished me my grandparents & all their friends. Of course their friends had grandchildren also who were away from home fighting those same feelings. Daily swimming , pee wee golf and the best food ever (Grandmas!) It was a wonderful time and place that I think back on with warm satisfying feelings.
08/25/2010 4:40:55 PM CDT
Megan M says ...
The last summer before I graduated college - such young, innocent fun! While it's a long time ago now, I still remember that feeling of having so much ahead of me, and being really excited to see it all!
08/25/2010 4:41:38 PM CDT
Janice says ...
Camping at on the guadalupe river with my family, swimming and jumping from rocks and watching a hang glider float from the top of a mountain right into our campsite. We ate fresh cold watermelon and simple burgers & chips. This was 1975 or so...but still so vivid in my mind. Happy times!
08/25/2010 4:43:38 PM CDT
Marianne says ...
The summer I chaperoned my kids and the singing group to which they belonged on a motor trip across the United States, stopping at such places as Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone Park. Our land is beautiful.
08/25/2010 4:43:52 PM CDT
michelle young says ...
It would be summer of 2008 - I got married to the love of my life and we spent a glorious week traveling the beautiful Oregon coast.
08/25/2010 4:45:33 PM CDT
Betty says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 2005, when my older brother and I went backpacking through Europe, a final realization of a pact we made as teenagers. We had a blast, exploring cities and wonderful foods and different cultures. Since my brother passed away last year, the pictures and memories I have from that experience is one I will cherish forever.
08/25/2010 4:46:14 PM CDT
Nia says ...
My most memorable summer was a trip to Panama. I knew life would be different there being that I was from the city- I just didn't know it would be THAT different. We landed in Panama City and I was so excited to be in another country. It looked like a foreign country on tv: tall buildings you find in any city but billboards and signs were in a different language. Then we took an 8 hour ride out into the country. Upon arrival, I saw my mattress drying outside of a tin roofed building- our hotel. A little different. I was fine until I had to go to the bathroom. Yes, it was outside and just a hole! My host family had a kick out of every flabbergasted reacion I had. They made me go outside and chase the chicken we were having for dinner. Sorry WholeFoods, I think they had you beat on freshness. While the culture shock was definitely memorable, I took away a deep appreciation for the simple things in life, such as time with family.
08/25/2010 4:48:04 PM CDT
heather fox says ...
the summers i spendonvacation with my family
08/25/2010 4:51:58 PM CDT
Karilyn O'Brien says ...
My most memorable summer was when my family and I went vacationing through Virginia. We started in Williamsburg, onto Monticello. Then we relaxed by hiking in the Shenandoah Valley and finished up in Washington, DC.
08/25/2010 4:52:51 PM CDT
Emma says ...
My most memorable summer was last one, being successfully treated for a rare and undiagnosed condition after over a decade of torment. I had a great medical team, but for months after surgery I was so ill I could consume nothing but Reed's Ginger Brew, which I bought by the case at Whole Foods.
08/25/2010 4:56:18 PM CDT
Soo says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I rented a cottage in Nova Scotia. I spent the day driving to picturesque spots and taking some wonderful stills...beautiful!
08/25/2010 4:56:37 PM CDT
Patricia Moneta says ...
My most memorable summer was getting my first horse at age 14, loved it.
08/25/2010 4:56:59 PM CDT
mary jean white says ...
My most memorable summer was 1973 when I married the most handsome man alive.
08/25/2010 4:58:54 PM CDT
Jennifer A. Wesolowski says ...
My most memorable summer was 1996! It was the very last summer my dad was alive and it really was a summer for firsts! In August the whole family was gathered to celebrate my nephew Scott's 14 birthday. It was the first time in 34 years I saw my dad wear a pair of shorts and then actually go out in public. For me too! I wore a bathing suit for the first time in 24 years! I figured if my dad was willing to put on a pair of shorts (never happened before) then I could go and have fun too. It was the first summer I wasn't self conscious. Well not too long after our wonderful summer birthday party, my father was coming home from the grocery store, came up the stairs sat down and then passed away. No inkling or warning to us but it was the best summer because we were all together, having fun,celebrating and enjoying great food and conversation. We actually weren't worried about how we looked! My dad in his shorts and me in my sisters bathing suit! I learned alot that summer. Enjoy life and live to it's fullest. You can enjoy healthy good food especially when it is shared with those you love. Even if I am not the chosen candidate I really love shopping at my local Whole Foods! Yea! Grass Fed Beef! The Vegan Mousse is a treat I always love to see on the shelf. Live well.
08/25/2010 5:00:23 PM CDT
Deb says ...
The summer I remember most was my first year as a lifeguard and teaching swimming lessons. I especially remember one girl about 12 years old who did not have confidence to learn to swim, while the 7 year olds were swimming like fish already. Her mom always was outside the fence watching, while she was enrolled in swimming classes all summer. She would only swim if you held her hand and she always looked at her mom through the fence. I told her mom I needed her daughter's full attention on me and asked her not to watch behind the fence for the last week of lessons. The girl relaxed when her mom left and was swimming fairly well by the end of the week. A total success and she had the biggest smile when her mom saw her almost swim across the pool. This was my most memorable summer being a lifeguard.
08/25/2010 5:00:38 PM CDT
arlene vogel says ...
This summer! My daughter graduated high school and we had a grand party in our backyard. It's been a wonderful summer outside:)
08/25/2010 5:02:07 PM CDT
Kerry Dufresne says ...
This is my most memorable summer so far! I have lost some weight,so I feel much better.I spent some time at the Jersey shore with family.The weather was wonderful.I also found Whole foods market,and plan to make healthier meals for my family.I also want to exercise,and continue to get healthier.
08/25/2010 5:02:54 PM CDT

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