Here's to the Summer Solstice!
(or Midsommersdag in Scandinavian Minnesota)
To start the day, strawberries, picked with the dew still on them
Right into the bowl with a little cream, a lovely view, and a nice cup of tea.
And now the bargain. I was out for a bike ride and passed a little home having an estate sale. The grown daughters and granddaughters were selling the contents and moving their dad into an assisted living apartment.
Dad was in the garage, looking sad and wanting to visit. I picked out a breakfast tea tin from England because the tin looked old, and as soon as I picked it up, the man began to tell me stories of their travels. He was a former watch repairman and he asked me to wait while he went and found something to show me. He came back with a 4 inch tall Eiffel Tower clock. I listened to his stories for quite awhile and then went on my way with the clock and the tea tin for $1.50.
Oh, yes, the bargain. When I got home I found that the tin was still sealed and filled with the original tea, which is still really quite good. But the best part of the bargain was the trade of a few good stories--his-- for the pleasure--both mine and his-- of someone to listen to them, a sweet bargain for both of us.
It's hot, the sun's out, I'm off to a cheese festival.
How do you celebrate the longest day?