Summer: The ABCs of summer fun

As the days lengthen and the weather warms, we settle into the relaxing rhythm of summer. Summer stirs up memories of long, lazy days, jumping waves at the beach, catching fireflies and sleeping under the stars. It connects us, once again, with childhood delights. No wonder we hate to see summer end.

Find out what moms on the Sixth Grade message board love about summer.

A for air conditioning. It feels so good after being out in the heat!

B for boats and beaches and backyard barbeques.

C for creeks to go swimming in.

D for diving into the cool water.

E for evenings on the front porch snapping beans.

F for summertime fairs.

G for garage sales.

H for high school class reunions.

I for ice cream -- yummy!

J for jumping into the cold, deep spring-fed pool.

K for kickin' back and watching the kids play.

L for lounging by the pool, or on the beach.

M for bargain matinees -- air conditioned entertainment.

N for not having to set the alarm clock!

O for outdoor concerts on a warm summer night.

P for popsicles.

Q for quiet afternoons in the shade of the front porch, reading.

R for raspas -- Tex-Mex snowcones.

S for sunscreen -- a must in Florida.

T for tea, as in cold iced tea with lemon and sugar.

U for umbrella -- handy for those sudden summer thunderstorms.

V for volumizing spray that my hair needs when I'm all sweaty from the heat.

W for watermelon -- summer is not complete without it.


X for x-tra hours of sunshine on those long summer days.

Y for yummy foods cooked out on the grill.

Z for all the zoos that we love to explore.

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