I remember days on bicycles
Riding from edge to edge
I remember pool passes
The smell of chlorine on our towels
And in our hair.
I remember legendary rounds of
Capture the flag, with every kid
In the neighborhood.
I remember Banbury Road
The one street allowed to angle and curve
I remember the Frontier Days
Parade, Carnival, music
Then fireworks at the track.
I remember hide-and-seek
In the stacks of books at the
I remember Green River sodas
And onion rings at the best restaurant
I remember the friendships
That have continued through decades
Real and timeless.
This is lovely. It really has the feel of childhood joy and nostalgia about it.
Thanks, Carol. I definitely needed to do some joyful pondering. 🙂
Beautifully written. Love the simple sentences and the feeling of past memories it captures.
Thank you, Naima!
Ah, yes. Thanks for the memories. Arlington Heights continues to be a great place to live!
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