Summer in the City

August 1, 2008 at 3:29 pm 10 comments

I really love summer time. And I really love living in the city during the summer. Of course there are the annoying fireworks that begin somewhere in mid-June for the 4th of July celebrations or the rowdy parties at the townhouse across the street from time to time. But overall, I love it.

One of my favorite parts of summer is when my next door neighbor Nancy’s raspberries are ripe for picking. She is a dear sister and friend, and always offers for us to pick as often as we like. It’s been my solitary pastime for a few years now, but now I have a companion:

He’s tall enough and brave enough to trek through the high bushes, so I never get to pick by myself anymore!

By the way, one of my favorite songs when I was a kid was Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City.” My dad had their greatest hits tape, and we would listen to it all the time while boating on Lake Erie.


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  • 1. Sunnydaydreame  |  August 1, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    How funny. Last night Brenton and I went out raspberry picking at a neighbor’s house too. This morning I made raspberry jam. I think raspberries taste like sunshine. I can guarantee you that I will be savoring those jars of bottled up sunshine come February. 🙂

  • 2. jamsco  |  August 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Earlier this week one of my children (won’t say which one) cried when he found out that 3 of the others got to pick raspberries at Grandma’s.

  • 3. Susan  |  August 1, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    WOW! I just can’t get over how much he looks like his daddy! 🙂 And, I’m very jealous of your berry-picking. I LOVE raspberries!! Yum!

  • 4. Kellie  |  August 1, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I love raspberries! wish I knew someone w/ bushes!

  • 5. rachel  |  August 1, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    i love raspberries – i would LOVE to live next to some 🙂

    and, o looks so much like abraham in that photo. it’s unbelievable.

  • 6. Michelle at Scribbit  |  August 1, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Our weather has been so bad that my raspberries have been very slow this year. Pretty soon they’ll be ready and then I’ll be swimming in jam!

  • 7. Chris  |  August 2, 2008 at 6:07 am

    What a cute picture! Our old neighbors had a little corn patch, and we have a cute picture like that of Malachi in the corn patch. I enjoyed “Summer In the City,” as well. I lived in the inner city for 30 years. I agree that it is a great place to live.

  • 8. shawnda  |  August 2, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Yummy rasberries! We just went blackberry picking this morning!!! I can’t believe how big O is getting!!!!!!

  • 9. Kristin  |  August 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Wow, he looks like such a big boy! Jaimes has grown like crazy this summer…I’m sure O has also. I really want to grow some berry bushes in our backyard. Hopefully “peter” our neighborhood rabbit won’t eat them all though!

  • 10. artsieandie  |  August 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    fun song. it was always my challenge to try and sing all the words as a child when mom was listening to the oldies station.


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