Fun in the Sun

Walking home in the warmth of the mid-day sun, the chattering of various marsh birds quiets my busy mind.  Several steps farther I hear a different chatter. Unable to identify the source my curiosity is peaked.  Turning a corner, I see 3 and 4 year olds running, skipping, babbling and laughing on their way to the Brothers’ picnic area.  Not far behind, walks a Brother carrying a child’s lunch box in each hand.  One of the lunch containers is decorated in a pink design – clearly for a little girl.  I tease the brother that the box looks just right for him.  He laughs heartily as do I.  Seeing the joy-filled care the Brothers give to these youngsters, is heartwarming. “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of heaven.”

 

What is so rare as a day in June —

I like June. In June the days are long and sunsets are late, the no-see-ums and green heads haven’t arrived yet, and we can spend time in the garden until 7:30 PM or even later if we have the strength. We had a great gardening night with our next-door neighbor, planting her flower boxes and pots and weeding the garden. Three little boys helped along with two Sisters and a Brother. Working together we got a lot done, and it was followed by fun talk at a meal anchored by yummy hamburgers, Caesar salad, and ice cream bars. What do you like about June?