Our Lazy Summer Days Page

"Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made
summer and winter."
~~Psalms 74:17~~


Open the screened door and come on in. Let's step into the past.
To those lazy summer days that we remember from our childhood.


Welcome Friends!
The first day of Summer is June 21st, 2008.

Thoughts from Linda:
I can't wait to share my joy with you over this special page. Special? Oh
Yes! You see, if it wasn't for a very DEAR friend........"Annie", none of
this would have been possible. I didn't have a page and I had no clue as to
how I would even go about making one. Annie emailed me and asked if I
would like to co-author a page with her. My answer of course was a
resounding "YES".......As you go through on your visit, you will see Annie
and me sprinkled throughout this page together!

 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for
brethren to dwell together in unity!"
~Psalms 133:1~

Annie, you have been a very dear friend to me.......as well as a sister, a
teacher, and on occasion a nurse. *smile* Please know you have my
heartfelt thanks in all you have done for me. I feel like I am a part of
this wonderful ministry that you have created for all of us.
*HUGS* to you, my sister in Christ!
Love Linda


You are listening to a song called
"The Promise".
Based on Genesis 6-9 and written
by Linda Edge and Elton Smith.
Songs of Praise by Gilberto Barreto
and Friends


Come with me, no shoes allowed, let's go barefoot in the grass.
Hold my hand, as we remember, all the summers of the past.
Eating ice cream in the sunshine, as it dribbles down our arms.
Playing hopscotch and singing songs, Like "Old McDonald had a farm".

Orange soda and Kool-Aid pops and cooking hotdogs on the grill.
Trying to see who the strongest was, who would be King of the Hill?
Sitting by the lakeside, squishing sand between our toes.
Chasing fireflies in the night sky, never knowing why they glowed.

Summer rains that gently fell and washed my little face.
Sitting down at supper time, with family saying grace.
Thank you Lord for giving me these precious memories.
Older now but remembering, with every summer breeze.
~Written by Linda Edge 1998~


A man travels the world
over in
search of what he
and returns home
to find it.

  -George Moore-



Flip flops and sunsuits and pigtails in your hair

Brownies and Explorers or seeing the worlds fair
Watching Captain Kangaroo and the Howdy Doody show

The Three Stooges, my favorite with Larry, Curly and Moe
Don't forget the ice cream truck that came down every street

Or Hoola Hoops, that was fun! Couldn't keep mine off my feet
Remembering the good old days, brings a smile to every face
So glad you came to visit us and our memories in this place

So why not take off your shoes and close your eyes and
pretend that you are back in those lazy summer days when we
were kids and didn't have any worries.


Annie's Grandma had a Singer Sewing Machine just like this
one. I remember seeing her sit at it, and watching as she
sewed beautiful dresses and nightgowns for
my sister Debbie and I.


The heart that loves is always young.
             ------ Greek proverb

Angels in the early morning may be
seen the dews among.

Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying.
Do the buds to them belong?
      -------Emily Dickinson

The way to loving anything
is to realize that it might be lost.

Cherish all your happy moments;
they make a fine cushion for old age.
        -------Christopher Morley

If you approach each new
person you meet in a spirit of a
adventure, you will find yourself endlessly fascinated by the new
channels of thought and experience
and personality that you encounter.
I do not mean simply the famous
people of the world, but people from
every walk of life.
     ------Eleanor Roosevelt

My advise to you is not to inquire why....
but just enjoy your ice cream
while it's on your plate.
That's my philosophy.
    -----Thornton Wilder

Life isn't a matter of milestones
but of moments.
----Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Annie, your going to love this one.....
Good friends, good books,
and a sleepy conscience:
This is the ideal life.
    ------Mark Twain


Some of Our Links:

Victoria Magazine
Cooking with Lavender
Annie's Tea Time Page
Better Home and Gardens Magazine
Memories of Picnics
Summer Fun by House2House Ministries


Do you remember having a family picnic?
Do you remember a Dinner on the Grounds?
When was the last time you went on a picnic?
If you have to think about the answer.......then it's time to plan
one for this weekend.

To find some great recipes for your Picnic Basket
Our Summer Lazy Days Recipe Page

I found some great bible verses....
Verses about Youth:
Job 29:4
"As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God [was] upon
my tabernacle;"
Job 33:25 "His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days
of his
Psalms 71:5 "For thou [art] my hope, O Lord GOD: [thou art] my trust from my
Psalms 71:17 "O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I
declared thy wondrous works."
Ezekiel 16:60 "O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I
declared thy wondrous works."
Hosea 2:15 "And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of
Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her
youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt."
1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the
believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."

Verses about Summer:
8:22 "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and
heat, and
summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
Psalms 74:17 "Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made
summer and winter."
Proverbs 30:25 "The ants [are] a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat
in the
Amos 8:1 "Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of
summer fruit."
Mark 13:28 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that
summer is near":
Luke 21:30 "When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves
summer is now nigh at hand."

Memory Books and Journaling

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book,
and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua:"
~~Exodus 17:14

Journal: Sometimes when life seems to get a little hectic we tend to feel lost
because of the demands that are placed on us. Try keeping a personal journal as
a means of keeping in touch with yourself. You can right down your dreams or
your thoughts or if you made a new friend. You can buy a blank book at any
craft store or you can make your own with that creative imagination that
everyone tells you that you have. You can always add little keepsakes to your
journal: pressed flowers, pictures or even a special email that you received from
a friend. Have fun, explore and create!

Family Photo Calendar: Select 12 family photos. These can be of any occasion.
Make a color photo copy of each photo, enlarged to the size of the calendar
page. Carefully clue one on to each page. This can really make a nice gift,
especially for those boys and girls going away to college in the fall.

Can I show you my Grand Kids?: How many times have you heard that? *smile* 
Well, it's about time these grandparents have their own photo album. Don't just
stop with the pictures, we can fill these with awards, hand-drawn pictures by
the youngsters and any little personal notes that were sent to grandma and
grandpa. This is sure to be a BIG hit with all grandparents.

Scrapbook Links:
The Scrap N' Post Web Ring & Graceful Bee Online Memory Magazine

The Love of our Lord should be at the center of our homes. We need to let our
children see us reading and studying the Word of God. Say their prayers out
loud and together so that they will learn how to pray. Saying grace at the table
should be a natural occurrence something that flows out of a grateful heart.

Don't Forget the Fresh Flowers!!!
Put Fresh Flowers in a pretty vase in all the rooms of the house. They will give a
lovely aroma, are aesthetically beautiful and guaranteed to warm your heart and
lift your spirits. Visit
Annie's Flowers & Their Meanings Page

Let's say Grace:
This is a table grace that I wrote for my kids some time ago,
they always enjoyed saying this before meals .........

May the Lord soften the path you tread

And when you sup, please share your bread
Remember to always give thanks for this
And may you be blessed by an angels kiss

The Lord's rapture of His Beloved Believers could be next week or tomorrow. Do
you know whether you will be taken up in the clouds to meet Him?

Click here on the Gates of Heaven to find out how to become a Christian.Lets imagine you have just died. You are
at the gates of Heaven. You are asked
one question. Why should we allow you in?
Are you sure that you would be allowed
to enter?

If you don't know the answer to that
question then you need to make a choice
right now.

To learn how to become a Christian and
make the most important decision in your life...........click on the gates of
heaven graphic. It will take you to a page by Campus Crusade for Christ that will
explain very simply how you can be sure you will go to Heaven when you die.

Hint: Sunburns Ouch!
Linda Suggests: For sunburns and or any burns, use aloe vera plant or cider
vinegar and water. When aloe leaves are broken, they will emit a liquid that
has excellent healing qualities.

Friends.......Annie and I hope you have found something to smile about during
your visit. We had so much fun putting this together for all of you! Please be
sure to take some time to enjoy you own old memories and share them with
others. May the Lord bless you on all your journeys.
Together, in his love.......
we will all rejoice!
Love, Annie and Linda
6/13/01 - Linda's page is still offline. If you know her new URL please let me

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Annie's "Summer Sig Tags" Page
Annie's "June Fun & Free Stuff" Page
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Annie's "Summer Card" Page
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