Memories of Summer Fun

CAPPER’s readers share stories of their memories of summer fun and family traditions.
Heart of the Home
July/August 2012
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Reminisce about your shimmering summer childhood memories.
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Summers are a time to kick back, relax and have fun. Memorable summer adventures may include family reunions, summer vacations or great summer jobs. Whether biting into a ripe, juicy peach or swimming in a clear, cool lake, summer always stirs up memories of color, life and adventure.

We asked our CAPPER’s readers what memories of summer fun from your childhood made this season special? Did your family take an annual summer vacation? Where did you go? What did you do? How and where did you celebrate the summer holidays — with family and friends, and lots of good food, at home, the lake, a neighbor’s place? Maybe you got a summer job? What was the job? Was there a specific reason for wanting to work? Did you meet new friends or possibly a love interest? Did you spend your days with friends, siblings and/or cousins splashing in the swimming hole or pond, or fishing in the creek? Maybe you found other activities to keep you entertained.

Prepare a cool, tall glass of lemonade, slice some sweet, delicious fruit and enjoy our CAPPER’s reader stories below about summer memories.

Memories of Summer Fun
Memories of Summer Fun: Family Reunion Was Enjoyable for All
Summer Fun at 4-H Camp
Long-Term Summer Beach Job Was Exciting
Memories of Summer Fun: Riding Jane’s Carousel
Lazy Summer Days at Grandparents’ Farm
Going to the Beach: An Annual Vacation
Summer Job Selling Blackberries
Great Childhood Summer Memories
Summer Fun at Girl’s Camp
Childhood Summer Fun: Tea Party With Hostess Cupcakes
Child Raised Summer Garden
Summer Fun: Shingling the Corn Crib 








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