or town, or suburb, or hamlet, or burg, or unincorporated zone, or rural area of your choice—pretty much anywhere but the southern hemisphere, it’s summer. (Australians and others, consider this an invitation to take a break from winter for a while.)

1. Favorite summer food(s) and beverage(s)


2. Song that “says” summer to you. (Need not be about summer explicitly.)

Anything by the Beach Boys.
3. A childhood summer memory

Spending days at the ballpark. My dad was a softball pitcher.

4. An adult summer memory

Going to Starlight Theater (outdoor ampitheater in Kansas City at Swope Park). I saw Miss Saigon, Aida, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Les Miserables, and Aida there.

5. Describe a wonderful summer day you’d like to have in the near future. (weather, location, activities)

Going to the beach and swimming.

Optional: Does your place of worship do anything differently in the summer? (Fewer services, casual dress, etc.)

Not really. We already have casual dress. Although we are all getting together at a members house for a cookout after church Sunday.