Here we are in the good old summertime. When the living is easy, that is if the air conditioning is working, but if not – oops.
Of course, there are ways we can cool off by taking a dive into the swimming pool or taking a cold shower.
When I was young and living in the country I experienced many things that could help you be strong and help you endure things even they were unpleasant.
My dad passed away when I was very young. He had planted an acre of blueberries which we had to pick and get them ready for market to help out with our finances.
Summertime was a very hot time to spend in a blueberry patch.
We also had to fight the feisty birds fighting to get the berries they wanted. While picking blueberries in the hot sun your mind would remember the creek just down the hill from where you lived and how nice it would be to go down and take a dip in the creek to cool off.
When I think about my experiences I wonder, “Did it cause me to be tougher or to just be a survivor.”
Port St. Joe