RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: Hot Town, Summer in the City…

Summer in the exurbs, in my case…(we have our air conditioners installed, though!)

1. Favorite summer food(s) and beverage(s):

Hands down, the hot dog. And a gin and tonic if I like the porch.

2. Song that “says” summer to you. (Need not be about summer explicitly.)

Van Morrison, Brown Eyed Girl.

3. A childhood summer memory

Proof that I’m a church-nerd: my consistent childhood summer memory is the fabulous evening worship service at Dorchester Park, 20 miles up in the hills from my church. We gathered for a big church potluck every week around picnic tables, then went down to the lakeside to have a worship service together, complete with a flute-choir accompanying hymns.
4. An adult summer memory
Well, this is also childhood, since we did it in Chicago with the relatives before we moved here when I was a teenager. But, it continues into adulthood: going to free concerts in Grant Park. And, what I love, so many of my family, friends, and friends of the family go to these things that I always see someone I know.
5. Describe a wonderful summer day you’d like to have in the near future. (weather, location, activities)

Beach time on Lake Michigan. I think it’s coming up on the Fourth of July. I can’t wait for Zora to enjoy the wonders of the big lake and the amazing Michigan beaches.
Does my place of worship do anything different? Some things, yes. Mainly, no robes. I’ll be honest: since our space is air conditioned, I kind of hate no robes because I have to think about what I’m going to wear. And, right now, my summer suits don’t fit my current post-pregnancy shape and I don’t have the money to buy a few that do. So, I’ll be the casual youth pastor this summer.

One Response to “RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: Hot Town, Summer in the City…”

  1. Iris Says:

    I’ll drink a gin and tonic with you!