Friday, July 1, 2011
July is when summer gets started for real. It's hot. Everything is blooming like crazy. The pools are open. July has always been a lot of fun for me. Picnics, vacations, riding bikes, bonfires at night, going barefoot, going swimming.
I was born in July, on my father's birthday. Three of us in the family were born on the same day... my dad, myself, and a great aunt. My sister was born one day before, and one of my nieces a week later. We have two birthdays in June, four in July, and two in August. When I was a child I thought summer was the "birthday season", that all birthdays were in the summer. We always had a picnic to celebrate all the birthdays in July. Fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon, and lemonade. Just a few days before, there were fireworks on the 4th. Those are all the things I associate with the month of July. Summer fun and celebration!