One Sunflower

teach your children well..

on July 5, 2011

Faint memories from my childhood:

croquet wickets on crackly brown grass,

tables being cleared after dinner for cards or dice or tiles,

glasses sitting on warm decks in the sun.

Lesson 1: Make new memories.


Current experiences with my children:

The sun set and a tiny sliver of a moon grew brighter as it slipped into the sea.  Deck chairs were lined up facing the drive way and ear plugs were passed out like appetizers; a July 4th tradition was in full swing.  My daughter’s father-in-law loves to create lavish fireworks displays.  As we sat in the dusk enjoying his creative endeavors, a young relative whispered, “I guess it will be up to us to do this someday.” Lesson 2: Yes, it will.

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3 responses to “teach your children well..

  1. Linda Baie says:

    The pictures certainly make the moment with your words, too. I love that different ones have a place, and others are looking forward to the honor of taking traditions on. And passing out earplugs like appetizers-great line!

  2. Elizabeth G. says:

    What great memories and photographs. It made me think that family traditions are great but making your own can be the icing on the cake. I just loved your word choice…the picture was vivid.

  3. Donna Smith says:

    A wonderful picture. Loved the earplugs line! And I remember thinking one day – we are the patriarchs and matriarchs now…these young ones will be next up to bat, and it isn’t too soon for them to realize it!

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