Our Summer Bucket List


  1. My childhood in the 1960s in Pennsylvania sounded like yours was 20 years later. We spent every waking moment outdoors, in the woods, building forts, riding bikes, and playing with the neighbor kids until our mom yelled out the back door. In the summer, we went back outside after dinner until it got dark.

  2. I would add catching fireflies, walking under a starlit sky, using a magnifying glass to see nature up close, and taking a walk in the woods. Enjoy completing your list!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen Reply

    My childhood in England in the mid 50s to mid 60s was also very similar. We played outside all day long, either in the woods or on the street, there were always a bunch of us and we had so much fun (and exercise too). I must admit we also did daring things that we shouldn’t have done but we were kids and didn’t see the danger. Today children are in school then daycare. By the time they get back home there’s little time as then supper has to be eaten, baths taken, homework done etc etc. It’s not easy being a child these days, their time isn’t their won any more.

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