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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Your Best Summer

Posted August 27, 2007 7:51 a.m. EDT

It’s back to school for thousands of area students today. Many will be asked to write an essay on what they did over the summer. I would like to play the teacher’s role this morning and ask you:

What was your best summer ever as a child?  What summer was the most meaningful or fun or both?  What did you do that made it so special?

Maybe it was the summer you led the Little League in homeruns or the summer you fell in love for the first time.

Maybe it was a golden summer at grandma’s house or the summer work camp in the mountains where you help repair homes of poor families.

Maybe it was the summer when you first learned how to swim or surf or fish.

Maybe it was the summer of the family vacation to Yellowstone when you came face to face with a grizzly.