Summer traditionally offers a timeout. For the young, it signals a break from studies. For adults, it promises downtime from packed schedules at work and at home.
Having grown up in Milwaukee (Fred) and Vermillion, S.D. (Mary Ann), we each have fond memories of August pleasures: picnics with grilled hamburgers, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob and sliced tomatoes; trips to a Lake Michigan beach to hear the roar of the waves; teaching swimming at the community pool in the morning and practicing with the swim team in the evening; sitting in the back yard all afternoon with a book; and gazing at the night sky full of stars.
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