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That Summer


They say that memories last forever. I really hope that’s true.

When I was young I would spend every summer with my grandpa.   We had the most amazing adventures.  There is one day that stands out to me over all of the other ones.

My grandpa loved to build things with his hands.  We had already built a treehouse and a fort, but that wasn’t enough for him.  He wanted to build something extravagant.  Something that we could have fun with.

That morning when we woke up, Grandpa and I emptied the shed and built the greatest car ever made.



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69 thoughts on “That Summer

  1. Looks like you had fun…! 😉
    I think I’m going to join in this one; it looks like fun, Deana..

  2. I hope you really had some wonderful days like this with your grandpa. My mom built us a tree house, which was wonderful.


  3. what a rich, warming story. I like how you built the vibe and emotion.

  4. This makes me think of my grandpa. I miss him. I was very close to my grandpa. Awe .. ;(

  5. Dear Deana,
    An enjoyable childhood memory.

  6. Such a sweet and fun story. The real fun is building the memories.

  7. I love your story, Deana.

  8. awww this is such a sweet story.. very fond, precious memories. loved it

  9. That’s wonderful. It reminds me of the things my grandfather would make.

  10. Nicely done Deana!

  11. A childhood reserved for the pages of fiction…how we wish it had been like that…

  12. This is a wonderful memory to share!

  13. A car with shopping trolleys – bless your Grandpa 🙂

  14. beautiful effort and it speaks!

  15. This made me smile so much. It could be about my own grandad who was great fun and made us the most incredible toys 🙂 happy memories indeed! Love the final hyperbole too from a writing pov

  16. Love this story … anything made with love is always beautiful !!!

  17. easily believable. well done. i remember summer days with my grandfather too. *sigh*

  18. this was very sweet

  19. A fabulous, sweet and heartwarming story. Put a smile on my face 😀

  20. My Grandfather Russell had a John Deere tractor that he let us ride around on in his home of Clinchport, VA. Everyone in the small village knew him and us. We had such great adventures with him. I know how excited this story teller was to have fun with Grandpa.

  21. Aw. Makes me miss my own grandpa.

  22. How sweet, and make me wish for a grandpa like that. Wonderful and sentimental 🙂

  23. Ah, fun with Grandpa. What a stroll down memory lane. Good one, Deana.

  24. That would be so freaking cool!

  25. Really enjoyable story. Grandparents are the best

  26. leaves me longing for details and an even longer piece from you. lovely telling of a lovely memory.

  27. JackieP on said:

    sweet memories are made of this…..really nice story. 🙂

  28. Great summer memories. Of course it was the best car ever made. Enjoyed this a lot.

  29. yes, powered by love and gasoline

  30. all childhood memories should be as happy as this one. love your story. ♥

  31. Your brief story evokes gentle and loving memories, Nice!

  32. Very sweet story. That would have been some memory between the grandfather and the grandson!

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