Today is Labor Day in the United States and Labour Day in Canada. IN North America these days are always heralded as the end of the summer. Even if global warming has temperatures in the 90's still in September, school year and summer will never mix. So today I am a bit nostalgic for the care-free summers of my youth...
I don't know about you, but the one image and sound that will always conjure up Summertime memories for me is hearing the Mister Softee jingle and seeing his truck coming down the street.
No child runs as fast as the child trying to run through the front yard, up the steps to the house, two flights of stairs to ask his mother to find her purse and give him a dollar (not adjusted for inflation) for an ice cream. And then the run back to catch the Ice Cream Man before he disappears on the horizon. Just that run was enough to burn the calories that I was about to ingest on my Vanilla Soft Ice Cream Cone with Rainbow Sprinkles.
So, I've shared the triggers for my summertime memories. What is your trigger? What image, taste, sound or feeling will always bring you back to summertime memories?
Have a great Monday and awesome week ahead!