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Ron Arnett says ...
My most memorable summer was back in 1998. I got laid off of my job and drove to Panama City Beach to stay for a week with a friend who lived on the beach. Another friend came down when I was about to leave and they gave me $40 - I stretched that $40 into a another 3 days at the beach!
08/25/2010 6:36:05 PM CDT
Jennifer Kilgore says ...
My most memorable summer was last summer. It was the first year I was introduced to mountaineering. I almost climbed to the top of Mt. Adams. Sleeping in a tent on a glacier and feeling like your on the top of the world. The best part is finding new thrills even when your over 30.
08/25/2010 6:38:07 PM CDT
Heather says ...
My most memorable summer to date was last summer. It was the in the summer that we brought our new baby home. We traveled across the country to get him and brought him home on my birthday. The trip was wonderful, emotional and it made us a family. I will never forget how exciting that summer was.
08/25/2010 6:38:22 PM CDT
Aejin H says ...
My most memorable summer was when I graduated high school!
08/25/2010 6:39:27 PM CDT
Joann Dworak says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer our daughter was old enough to travel without diapers, bottles, play pens, etc. I kept going over the checklist over & over feeling like I was missing something, but I wasn't! We had a carefree trip to California, and enjoyed ourselves in Disney and just watching her being such a grown up girl!
08/25/2010 6:39:44 PM CDT
cj says ...
Although the toughest summer, 2004 is certainly the most memorable summer in my lifetime. At 2 pm, forecasters pointed to landfall at the mouth of tampa bay...oops! Hurricane Charley turned at 3 pm, barreling down on Charlotte harbor. Too late for evacuation, we dragged lots of stuff inside and monitored the storm's approach with mounting dread. A narrow landfall, only 12 miles wide, and we sat in the eye of the storm. After 45 minutes of sheer terror, neighbors gathered in the road. Everyone ok...yippee! We toasted our good fortune with a bottle of Moet Then the hard work began, clearing the lost trees and mangled pool cages. The first night's food was a potluck of everything spoilable, lobster tails,fettucine alfredo, steak and lots of ice cream. Each day forward was a challenge, with a huge thank you to Home Depot, delivering thousands of generators and chainsaws before dawn. FEMA came thru with bottled water and bags of food. Neighbors tackled each yard until most of the mess landed curbside. Creativity sparked some memorable recipes like rice pudding with dates and almonds yup...FEMA food. Friday the thirteenth, a day and a summer I won't forget
08/25/2010 6:41:09 PM CDT
Caroline says ...
Oddly enough it was this summer and more specifically earlier this month. After not having been on a proper holiday/vacation with my kids since the untimely death of my partner exactly two years ago to this month, I splurged and took my boys on a short visit to Niagara Falls, ON. We had a blast walking, sightseeing, doing Maid of the Mist, etc... It was just the three of us and our first holiday proper since over four years ago. I just hope my boys (11 and 13) will remember it as adults.
08/25/2010 6:42:14 PM CDT
Bristol says ...
This Summer for sure, I had a combinatiom of good and bad. My brother who was closet to me passed away. My Daughter graduated from High School. My friends were totally amazing. They made me realize what I already knew about friends being there. When I say they showed up.. I mean it, they were my rock. So we celebrated our kids and for sure those awesome burgers with blue cheeese were at all of our cook outs.
08/25/2010 6:43:45 PM CDT
Candace Berk says ...
My favorite summer (that I can write about) is this current one. My husband got involved in the garden and organic "movement". He spent many hours creating a large garden in our backyard full of delicious vegetables. Over the past few months, we have enjoyed spending time watching my children learn about planting. Our family has been enjoying beautiful fruit. As a result of gardening, they have grown to like many vegetables, especially home grown tomatoes. I am grateful that they are starting to understand healthy eating.
08/25/2010 6:45:11 PM CDT
stacy shultz says ...
Love..spending the 1st Summer w/ my ONe Yr old...boy.. & 2 other Boys...!! had lots of Staycations at HOme...!!!
08/25/2010 6:46:35 PM CDT
Patty Clark says ...
My most amazing summer was back in 1973. I spent the summer hitching around Europe, starting in Holland and coming home from Italy. Several people had said that they wanted to go with me, but when push came to shove, they backed out and I went by myself! I had never flown on a plane, spoke only English, and had no idea about how to exchange money...but once I got there I met a nice person to hitch with and had a ball!
08/25/2010 6:48:12 PM CDT
Emme says ...
This summer was pretty spectacular. Our family went to camp for a week and we all had a blast and I didn't have to cook. We recently went to the Boardwalk and it was amazing to see how brave our little ones have become and how old we are. We had to chaperone the kids on many rides since they aren't tall enough to ride alone and I got sick, how embarrassing! It's been a great summer though.
08/25/2010 6:48:20 PM CDT
LOIS JASON says ...
I met my husband the summer of 1959. I was sitting on a curb, outside a bar on Fire Island, NY. We talked and promised to meet the next day. That was a Saturday night. We became engaged that Tuesday and were married that December. OUR most memorable summer. We celebrated our 50th anniversary this past December.
08/25/2010 6:51:27 PM CDT
helen j hoang says ...
we spent the greatest summer time at the highland , surrounded w/ coffee plants, the weather was cool, the morning we spent at beach, ate the special lunch frm highlander included deer meat & duck & special fruits can't find anywhere
08/25/2010 6:56:50 PM CDT
Linda Davis says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I graduated from high school. My Mother owned a little Mom & Pop Grocery Store. I always worked and helped her in the store and in the living quarters. We also had chickens and a garden. That summer she went on her first trip to Calif. with her sister and brother-inb-law. She turned over the store and garden to me to take care of while she was away. What a lot of work and responsibility for a 17 year old. I did really well. I made dill pickles in gallon jars, froze lots of corn on the cob. Nothing went to waste and I kept the business just the way she wanted. I felt so grown-up. One other thing. They were ready to leave on their trip, their luggage was loaded and the car was running when I picked up the mail. I received my acceptance letter for collage that day. Hooray!
08/25/2010 6:57:51 PM CDT
Gina Howren says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I was 8 years old & FINALLY was able to take swimming lessons! I have a life-long history of ear trouble and I always had tubes in my ears, which meant I couldn't get my head wet. I grew up in Charleston, SC; my house only about 10 minutes from Folly Beach. I was quite adept at "jumping the waves" to avoid getting my ears wet and I greatly enjoyed the beach (still do!); but nothing compared to that first summer when I could really swim, not just sit on the steps of the pool. A lifetime of enjoying being IN the water began that summer.
08/25/2010 7:00:17 PM CDT
Jessi says ...
My most memorable summer thus far has been in 2010. I have been blessed to spend time with family in Tampa, FL, celebrate my 7-year anniversary with my wonderful husband in Virginia Wine Country, enjoying the beautiful outdoors, and God willing the end of the summer will be crowned with a trip to San Francisco and Hawaii. Now that's what I call AWESOME!
08/25/2010 7:02:58 PM CDT
kelly barr says ...
My most memorable summer was spent at my Grandfather's farm. Being a city-bred girl, it was absolutely fascinating to witness everything from the birth of a cow to the laying and collecting of the chicken's eggs. That summer taught me what nature and true happiness is all about. I wish more people could take stock of their lives over a home-grown breakfast, after a good day's work being done even before the rooster crows.
08/25/2010 7:04:03 PM CDT
Heather St. Marie says ...
The summer after I graduated from high school, my best friend and I spent 3 months at her family's camp in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Each day, we caught our meals - fish, crabs, shrimp - while enjoying the sun, sand, and water. Now, because of land erosion and the recent oil spill, enjoying a summer like that is long past. But I'll always have my memories of "living off the land."
08/25/2010 7:06:49 PM CDT
kim says ...
One of my most memorable summers would be when my youngest sister was born. My Mom has just remarried and we moved to FL and my sister was born, all within a years time. On weekends, my newly expanded family, including me & my 2 sisters and brother from my Mom's 1st marriage, my youngest sister via my StepDad and then 2 new StepBrothers and an adopted StepSister, would get ready for a 'Day @ The Beach!' We'd pile the stationwagon full of kids and then squeeze in the cooler, the grill, bags of food; and then we'd tie the surfboard to the top of the car and off we'd go! It was an early rise so we'd get to the beach before the crowds came in order to make camp for our huge brood! Dad would scout the shore and dunes for driftwood to make a tent for my baby sister first. Next would be spreading out blankets and setting up the food & beverage area. We'd make at least 2 meals in between the mandatory surf lessons, sunbathing, sandcastle building and reading. A love of books was instilled at an early age and the beach was a great place to do some reading.When the sun would set, we'd make sa'mores and then start the process in revers for the trip home: break down our 'camp', load up the surfboard, pack the grill and ice chest and then us kids would scramble for our fave seat for the ride home. Shared showers were the norm, with the girls usually getting first dibs! And if you had forgotten your sunscreen and managed to get burned, Dad insisted on treating your burn with vinegar: Someone was always getting the vinegar treatment! And so our summer day at the beach, full of odiferous memories of salt air and Coppertone, hot dogs & burgers sizzling on the grill, marshmallows toasting, would end with the pungent aroma of vinegar...which signaled the end of an awesome day of family fun in the sun. A whiff of vinegar still brings back memories of my baby sis at the beach with us for the very first time.
08/25/2010 7:08:11 PM CDT
Dee says ...
I remember one summer, I was about 6, when I was trying to teach myself to swim in our family pool. I wanted to teach myself as opposed to the old school way my father taught my siblings; by throwing them into the pool. As I tiptoed my way around the edge of the pool hanging on with my fingertips, I didn't realize just how strong the suction was on the filter and felt a strong pull near my belly button. I was being suctioned against the pool! After some screaming, I was pulled out by my older sister, who fell in trying to pull me out. I ended up having a giant circle, the equivalent of a "hickey" on my stomach for a few days. It's a story my family loves to re-tell over and over, especially to prospective suitors when I was in my teens.
08/25/2010 7:12:38 PM CDT
Jacqueline McGann says ...
My most memorable summer was 1997 the summer my granddaughter was born! I was there to witness her birth, cut the cord and held her while the doctor tended to her mother. What a wonderful experience that was!
08/25/2010 7:17:23 PM CDT
stephanie-deliberately creative says ...
Oh gosh! The most memorable summer? I was 16 working at a Summer camp having a great time. I went to bed one night just fine and woke the next morning covered in spots! Apparently, one of our campers 2 weeks before came down with chicken pox and they didn't let us know. I was the only one who caught them from him. I got lots of great cards from the current campers to get well soon and was able to finsh out the summer 2 weeks later.
08/25/2010 7:18:41 PM CDT
Nikki says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer between first and second grade where I spent most of my time in Cape May, down the Jersey Shore, at my grandparents house. I thought Cape May was magical, and staying with my grandparents house with my brother and 2 sisters was always a treat! Now, with children of my own, I look forward to having them recreate memories of "down the shore" summers!
08/25/2010 7:19:13 PM CDT
Carolyn White says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer my family and I went to Disney World as a trip for our 11 year old daughter and my husband and I drove from Orlando to go to Cape Caniveral to catch a boat going to the Bahamas. Everyone got what they wanted for their vacation and enjoyed it all.
08/25/2010 7:20:46 PM CDT

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