I remember a big water fight, and slipping in the street. I didn't even realize I had skinned my knees until later.
I remember my brother putting a smoke bomb in the cooler and my mom screaming and scrambling to pull the plug.
I remember the hot hot summers spent at the swimming pool at the park.
I remember doing crafts at that same park.
I remember summer camp and sleeping beneath the stars (no tents or cabins)
I remember 4th of July fireworks. You could buy them at the store and they were much more awesome than the one's today.
I remember going trick or treating and you didn't have to worry about people giving you candy with razorblades, needles or poison in them.
I remember my dad taking me trick or treating and carrying a pillowcase to empty my candy in. And the people at the houses we went to gave my twice as much candy because they didn't think I had enough! We would go several blocks around my neighborhood and would have one of those paper grocery bags half full of candy!
I barely remember my dad holding me in his arms on my front porch watching a rare thunder and lightening storm. He was explaining this to me and to have a healthy respect for this beautiful wonder and not be afraid.