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Steamy Summer Treats

“Ice cream, ice cream two for a quarter” but we were already lining up Mr. Softee’s* song beckoned sultry vacation days in the suburbs no air-conditioning back then not one neighbor had a pool so “Slip ‘N Slide was the way to keep cool bedtime came before summer’s sunset but only after Dad’s nightly stories sometimes funny, sometimes scary he made them up as he went along weekends were wild at the Jersey Shore sun, sand, surf and boardwalks but it was the family time I loved most as I dreaded that first school bell
*Mr. Softee was an ice cream truck similar to the Good Humor man. Entry for the “Summer” Contest Summer in the Suburbs and at the beach

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  1. Date: 4/29/2014 10:53:00 AM
    Way to go with this winning work..Congrats.Sara

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 7:02:00 PM
    I like this one a lot, Carolyn. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 6:46:00 AM
    Awesome win with three stanza suite. Congrats, very unique, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/8/2014 10:09:00 PM
    A beautiful poem of memories!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 12:46:00 AM
    Summer holidays. You've captured them so well that I can feel them. Nice.

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 11:07:00 PM
    Thank you for telling us about those Days Carolyn' it stirs memorys of Similar times for me.."

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:56:00 AM
    love this Carolyn, just browsing your poems... hope you are keeping well.....

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:24:00 PM
    Carolyn, belated congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 10:56:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this summery nostalgic write, Carolyn! I scream for ice cream! Super congrats on your win and I hope you are doing good! You take care always, ok? Hugs to you!

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 12:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in the Summer contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 7:10:00 PM
    This makes me long for the good old days. Congrats on the HM. A lovely little poem, Carolyn.

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Oh....if only we could turn the clock back for just a day, and have a day like this once again!! Summer was heavenly!!

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:03:00 PM
    such sweet memories..I too love ice cream in the summer..the REAL stuff though from a dairy! BIG HUGS Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 9:30:00 AM
    forgot--see old age is near ha ha I will email you when I get home on the weekend. Kids are coming down for the football game so will catch a ride home with them.

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 9:26:00 AM
    Nice memories of summer time at the Jersey Shore. soup mail

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:23:00 PM
    I agree with you 100% Carolyn! I always dreaded that first day of school too, Especially after a fun filled and exciting summer vacation! I lived in the country so the sprinklers were all we had to cool off with and then we had many neighbors come over and join our fun, taking turns running through the sprinkler! I remember those days as if it was yesterday! I really enjoyed your pleasant and delightful write my friend! It was lovely to read such a grandiose piece! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 7:23:00 AM
    Yeah, back then , there was that joy that came with the limitations, makes a nostalgic read, luv, :) Jag