I love the summer. It seems the best things that ever happen to me happened in the summer. I met my best friend in the summer. I met, proposed, and married my wife in the summer. Now I will be expecting my first baby, a beautiful boy, and his due date is in the summer of course. Man, I love the summer. I even had my first kiss in the summer. And what a summer that was. I fell in love, out of love, and in love again! As only a 15 year can. I remember that summer like it was yesterday. In fact that’s the summer I met my wife, although at the time she was just a new girl that moved in next door.
Every summer my parents sent me down south to visit my family. I would stay with various relatives, one of my aunts or uncles, sometimes my grandparents. But this summer I stayed with my uncle Joe. Now Uncle Joe is a character. To this day I know why my mother thought he was suitable to care of a teenage boy. I had the best time living with Uncle Joe.
You see, my uncle owned a landscaping and tree servicing company click here to visit their site. In the morning I would help him on the job then my afternoons and evenings was completely my own. And Uncle Joe paid me well. For 4 or 5 hours of work I would make at least $500! Every week! Uncle Joe set a savings account for me so at the end of the week, on payday, I had to deposit all but $100 in it. Uncle Joe said it was for my college education.
After work I would jump on my bike and ride to the watering hole and fish. Some days when it was really hot I would go see a movie and eat shaved iced. One day on a particular hot day I decided I would go swimming then see a movie. I rode home to change my clothes and grab my swim trunks. As I was locking up to leave I noticed a moving truck and a car in the drive way next to my Uncle Joe’s house.
Curious I walked across the lawn to see who was moving in. This house had been abandon for years, Uncle Joe said it’s haunted. That’s why no one will buy it. But who knows? I walked over and was peering through window hoping to get a glance at our new neighbors and I hear, “you’re such creep. You could have just knocked on the door.” Embarrassed I turned around and saw the most beautiful girl. She had long, reddish-brown, curly hair, honey brown eyes, and a terrific smile and a dimple on her right cheek.
I was awestruck. I’ve never seen a girl like this. And she caught peeking into her house. I did in fact feel like a creep. I tried forming some type of apology but all that came out was, “will you marry me?” She laughed, stuck her hand out and said, “Hi, I’m Parker. What’s your name?” “Lee.” I said. Then she asked if I lived next door and I confirmed that I did. Then her mother called her to help. As she was leaving she turned to me and said, “Yes, I will marry you.” Giggled and walked into her house.
The whole summer we were inseparable. She even started working for Uncle Joe. But eventually the summer ended and it was time for me to return home. As Parker and I stood there saying our goodbyes she leaned over and kissed me. Every summer until I was eighteen I came back to Uncle Joe’s house. And every summer Parker and I were inseparable. After high school graduation I came back to Uncle Joe’s and asked to Parker to marry me again and again she agreed.
We were married the next summer, then attended college together. Because of Uncle Joe’s setting up that savings account for me and he had opened one up for Parker as well. We were able to use that money to pay for college. I kept working for Uncle Joe even while attending the university. After I graduated I took over his landscaping and tree trimming business. Parker is the local high school math teacher. My beautiful wife and I are expecting our first child this summer.
Summer is the best.
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