Friday, May 14, 2010
The Friday Five
So, today's Friday Five is:
Five summer memories from 1980:
1. July 8th, 1980, I accepted Jesus as my Savior.
2. We spent the summer in Colby, Kansas in a little apartment because my dad was working there.
3. One night, my mother cried so hard I thought she'd make herself ill. She watched the movie The Last Shining Season, and if you even mention that movie now, she will tear up.
4. I took classes at the YMCA. Art, Gymnastics, and Tennis. I am neither artistic nor athletic, but I had fun anyway.
5. I remember going to classes at the Y first thing in the morning, then meeting my dad at the Daylight Donuts shop for mid-morning break. Then back to the Y for another class, lunch at the apartment, then walking down to the community pool. For 25 cents you could swim all day. We only swam in the afternoon, because at 4, we walked back up the (very slight) hill to the apartment, ate dinner, and went out to softball practice or a game. After the game was over, we'd go to the park and play tennis under the lights until after 10. I remember the lights were on a timer, and we'd be playing, running after balls, swatting backhands, and WHAM! the lights would go off and one of us kids would have to run to the pole and hit the button for another 30 mins of light. :)
Very good times!
What do you remember about the summer you were 11?