Thursday, May 14, 2009

RQT: The Girls of Summer

It's Random Question Thursday over at Ittybits & Pieces. If you'd like to play along please head on over to her site and leave her a comment and a link to your post.

Here is your question...

What is one of your favorite* summer-time memories?*

It doesn't have to be your favorite, just say the first thing that comes to mind.

The first thing that comes to my mind is summers in Sauble Beach with my two pals, Quack and Bobbina. I think we were 17 or 18 when this picture was taken in the basement of my friend's parent's cabin. That's me in the sunglasses and that's Quack with the long brown hair and Bobbina was the photographer (I'm sure she is glad for that at this point in time). Quack's parents were still in the process of building the cabin when we got there and everything was still very "rough". There wasn't even a door on our bathroom, yet. So Quack's Dad got to work on that as soon as we all arrived. How they put up with us laughing and dancing and playing loud music (a lot of The Smith's, New Order, and Depeche Mode I'm sure) until all hours of the night I don't know...but we sure had fun.

That fall we all headed off to University. That was pretty much the end of it - our nights of dancing with funny hats on, our tight little group, our carefree days...our youth. It's funny - at the time you think those good times are going to go on and on. You have no idea when something is over, that it is over

...until it's over.

We've always stayed "in touch", the three of us, but sadly we were never again as close to each other as we were when this picture was taken.

Quack studied Science and now holds a Masters in Physics as well as an M.B.A. Bobbina was just promoted to Senior Manager of Training at her automotive company - next step is Vice-President. That is pretty impressive for a girl who is 5 foot nothing and who weighs 80 lbs in a male-dominated industry. Me, I studied English, then Journalism, then I became a Veterinary Technician, then I studied Landscape Design, then I studied Photography some more...

Hmmm...I wonder just what I'll be when I grow up?

Where's my hat? I feel a funny dance coming on.


toyfoto said...

I'm sure I have BOXES of photographs just like yours. The music. The silliness. Ah the summers of our youth.

Thanks again for participating and linking. I love when people share.


Great post. It was great seeing Bobbina and Quack last year. FAR too long. Thank you Internet. Think we would have all lost touch if we had the Internet back then?