Friday, May 30, 2008

The long hot hippie summer.....

Plunk! It's almost daybreak and I toss the disco light into the lazy round river. The colors "pink on one", "green on three", "blue on two" play imaginary twister on the vinyl bottom. I'm sure the neighbors won't mind if I crank a little Rollin' Stones to greet the day.
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It's pool party week-end..... Three Saturdays and three Sundays left before we run away to the beach. Three week-ends to fill with countdowns and count~me~in's and "don't count the beers". I reach over and nudge the yellow duck over the river's edge. Free, she floats away immediately, happy to be at home again....Tomorrow she'll be the gala host of the party.....toting watermelon slices and Michelobs.... Today, she'll just float.... a vinyl mermaid
basking in the sun....
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It's summertime again.... towels are draped over the deck, damp from the evening dew, lazy and stretched, waiting to be kissed dry by the Friday sun. Georgia runs in crazy round-de-rounds, circle eights around the pool and the Make believe Ming Tree. I clink my coffee cup and smile....
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Fridays are for dancin'.....
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And summer's are for love.....

9 comments:

Orhan Kahn said...

I'm so very sorry I couldn't make it to the beach this year. I got my passport a few weeks back but haven't enough cents to my name to travel. Have a tonne of fun anyways!

karma lennon said...

I know, it's been forever since I've been by but you seem to be doing well and I'm glad. :) Have fun at the beach!!! Dance some for me.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

My, that's a big duckie...

Summers are for watermelons, mosquitoes, thunderstorms, barbecues, lawnmowers, cricket games, Pimm's Cup, street parties, pool parties, '60s music, and staying up all night talking.

singleton said...

Orhan....Ahhh, but at last you have your passport! Now, write it bigger on the calendar for next year! Start clankin' those nickels and dimes in a piggy bank and before you know it.... you'll be here! We'll miss you too, Skinny's been talkin' about this one all year! Muah!

Karma....Bless you little one! I haven't been around much either, just bopping my head in every now and then outa the rain, but we will clink! to you from the old wooden deck at the tiki Bar! Listen for cheers in the wind!

Electric.....Oh, you've got my kinda summer goin' on! (Except for cricket games, and Pimms Cup, I gotta google those!:) Let's hear it for the good ole summertime! Clink!

Peace~love
It's a beautiful day

WILSONART said...

Summertime,,,and the livin' is easy at this Hippie Resort.
And free,,,,,Thank You!

And your Little Hottie almost 3 weeks old already,,,,so soon,,and already watchin' for the butterfly.Little angel chubby fingers soon will draw with his Mimi. Such a precious miracle.

Scott from Oregon said...

The day after I dragged out out pool and tried to fill it, it rained and ot cold for a week. Now I've discovered mice have chewed tiny holes in the vinyl.

Wahhh!

It is time to go find a neighbor with a pool, or head to Wally's...

Sandy Kessler said...

oh yes !! June 4th

skinnylittleblonde said...

OMG>>>I love You! Hey~close your eyes & listen...what does this sound like to you? (Brrrroooppppttt) Lol...No it's not that! It's me itching my feet across the vinyl bottom, trekking my way down there to you girls! GILYSVFM!!!

singleton said...

Babs....ahhhhh....nothin' so fine as the good ole summertime and the precious mmmmmmmmmm lovin' little cheeks of that baby love!

Scott....OMG! Go buy another one! right now! Hurry! :)

Sandy....:) Enjoy!

Skinny....I love, love, love you girl! Counting days, hours, minutes, 3/4 empty sunscreen tubes, hand me down levi's, sand shovels, and pennies as we speak! We can't wait.........!!!!!!!

Peace~love its almost
beachthirty!
Until then, close your eyes and pretend!