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Do you ever eat something and it immediately transports you back time to a happy place? Yesterday I ate a the most beautiful peach, it was a perfect specimen of orange, red and pale yellow with a layer of fuzz. I saw it from across the room in my fruit basket and it was as if it beaconed me over. I picked it up, smelled it and I felt a niggling of something in my mind. Then I took a bite and as the juices flowed down my hand and I savored the sweet flavors I was instantly transported to long ago summers with my siblings when we lived in Michigan and would go peach picking with my grandmother, aunts and cousins. As we lived in Michigan we would wait for them to come and visit from Wisconsin and then we would all load up in my Aunt’s van and go off for the day picking peaches.
I cannot remember where we went but I remember walking in the orchards with my cousins, the sweet smell all around and the hum of buzzing bee’s on the fallen fruit. We picked bushels of fruit, let me rephrase that, my aunts, grandmother and mom picked lots of fruit that was to be canned at a later date, my siblings and I ate our weight in fruit.
Just thinking about this makes me smile and transports me to lighter, happy days. I wish that my grandmother were here so that we could laugh about those days and all of the other antics my siblings and I got up to.
What is your favorite summer memory? A camping trip? A bbq? Time with family or something else?
I hope that you enjoy your day and make a summer memory to remember.