Monday, January 26, 2015

Longing for a hot summer day

As I was watching the news tonight they reminisced about the blizzard of 1967 that hit here in the Chicago area.  Funny that I've lived most of my life in Chicago and the area and have endured so many cold, snowy winters but that particular 1967 storm I was just a wee lass still living in Scotland.  We emigrated in 1967 but not to Chicago.  I wonder if my parents watched the news that year and saw Chicago getting blanketed in snow.  I bet my mother didn't even think that one day she would be raising her children in Chicago. 

As I watched the newscast about the blizzard about to pour down on the East Coast I started to long for some hot Summer days.   I'm picturing the warm days at my friends summer house, floating in the lake, feeling that hot sun beating down on us and jumping in the water to cool off.  Family fun at my brother's pool, a baseball game or two.

Pontoons and Jet Ski's
Baseball games
Swimming Pool fun
Summer Concerts
Summer Flowers
I have to remind myself Summer is only a few months away.


  1. I'm looking forward to some warm sunshine too. :)

  2. How neat to see these summertime pics!! At what lake would this be?

    I was 7 in 1967. I just remember the huge piles of snow along the sidewalks and street. And tons of sledding!!!

    Jane xx

    1. Jane, this lake is in Gobles, Michigan called Muskrat Lake. After the 18" we just got hit with I'm even more longing for summer to begin!

  3. I too wish I for warm sunshine/weather soon. What a beautiful lakes filled with memories, and this summer you;ll be making more. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. My husband is a Michigander, can't wait to ask him if he knows Muskrat Lake. I've never heard of it. Love your summer pics!