“Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Quoted in A Backward Glance, ch. 10, Edith Wharton (1934). Remark during "one perfect afternoon we spent at Bodiam" (Bodiam Castle, Kent, England).
TIME: 1:57 to 2:20 PM
PLACE: American Legion Post
SUBJECT: The kids and a dragonfly
MB’s Boy Scout troop had a “Day At The Lake” get together. The kids and I went, while HH stayed home to deal with the plumbing. Of course, SD and MB went straight into the lake. DQ, although she wore a swim suit, did not want to go in, because she just showered and did not want to smell like lake water. That’s a 13-year old girl for you. Of course, her brother took that as a challenge and dragged her into the water anyway. That’s a 12-year old brother for you.