Old Fashioned Summer Fun
in the office noticed the fun going on across the street a few days ago.
The temperature had topped 90 before noon and on the lawn of a residence
motel a large group of kids had made their own "slip-n-slide"
out of a large blue plastic tarp, a garden hose and the built-in sprinkler
system. In a city as transient as Reno, and as geared to adult amusement
as our city is, it felt good to see kids doing something as wholesome as
playing in the sprinklers. I was still watching when the boss' wife pulled
up and walked across the street with a box of popsicles she had bought for
the kids. She just wanted to add to their fun. She gave the box to an older
girl who passed them out to the whole group. It reminded me of the unexpected
joys of my own childhood summers.