I spent the weekend in southern California splashing in the pool with my cousins. One set of cousins were in town from New York, another group drove up from San Diego and all the Angelenos converged, so we could spend time together like the good ole days when we all lived a block apart.
It was an epic pool party. We had relay innertube races and diving competitions. Then switched to our favorite childhood summer pool activity – the toothpick game. One person places a toothpick between their toes and jumps into the deep end, while all the other participates sit on the side of the pool’s edge, kicking until the person who jumped in is on the pool deck. Then the hunt of the floating stick of wood can begin. If you see the toothpick you jump in and try to grab it. Of course others almost always follow you in to splash it away.
As we played a wave of nostalgia came over me. We used to spend hours and hours water logged playing this game in my aunt’s pool two blocks away. One round after the next. Applying different tactics to out wit, out see , out splash and out swim the other participates. This took up most of my summers as a youth.
It’s about this time in the year that we all begin to feel a bit nostalgic for more summer days as we slide towards the fall. So it’s the perfect prompt for this week.
When see something or are a part of something that triggers a fond memory … take out your camera and capture it. This Ferris Wheel in Seattle reminds me of the LA County fair – the sounds of the fun zone, the sand creatures my brother I used to make, the P.Nuttles we used to munch on, the miniature train set up, the info-vendors, the horse racing, the crafts and the flower building.
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