One of my favorite memories as a child was cookouts in my parents back yard. If I close my eyes I can still smell the charcoal from dad’s grill, the freshly cut grass that he mowed that morning because he always has taken great pride in his lawn. I can remember the taste of the water from the outdoor water hose. These memories bring back so many happy memories for me. I remember hiding around the corner of the house waiting for my brother so that I could soak him with the water hose that I had just drank from. I would always think I was being clever, but he always knew I was there and would even yell.,”I’m going out with food, sis, don’t spray me!” Ha ha.
My dad made the best burgers, and my mom made the best broccoli cauliflower salad. Neighbors would come with dishes, friends of mine and my brothers would come over, my aunt & uncle and sometimes cousins would be there. My aunt & mom would play badminton until 1 o’ clock in the morning, using my dad’s flood light on his storage building to light up the back yard. I would sit on the screened in back porch listening to music and watching the competitive rivalry between sisters. It always had my brother and I laughing.
Now that summer is close by I am itching for a cookout. I wish we lived closer to family, but my family is spread all over the place. I miss these days so much!
What are your favorite summer childhood memories?
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