Summer’s unofficial close occurs Labor Day weekend in the United States. For most people vacations end, summer homes are boarded up, and kids return to school. But an increasingly large portion of the population, including retirees, enjoy an extended summer – the second summer season.
Second summer is about vacations…
Many people our age, who no longer need to keep to a work or school schedule, have found that September is the best month to go on vacation. Don’t you agree? Tom from Sightings Over Sixty just took a brief post-season trip to one of his favorite places. So ride over to End of Summer to see where it is … and what hot surprise awaited him.
Watch out for timeshare exit companies who say they can help you get out of your timeshare, advises Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. Consumers who are desperate to get out of their timeshares can find themselves deeper in debt when they pay thousands of dollars to third-party companies that can’t help them.
And second summer is about food…
Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com, made a spinach salad with homemade pumpkin seed oil dressing for an October potluck a few years ago. It has all the colors of fall in it and it was especially festive for Halloween when she served it in an orange bowl purchased at a party store. Give it a try.
As a little girl, Diane Tolley, On the Border, discovered that everything tastes better when served from her Daddy’s plate!
The season is perfect for cleaning out…
Ever find a bunch of old products that seemed like a good idea at the time? When cleaning out her garage, Laurie Stone and her husband Randy came upon a pile of cataclysmic pet items they had bought over the years. Laurie sighed. These products had come with such high hopes. But reality soon set in.
Second summer, and second year of quarantine – for some of us…
This week, Carol Cassara shares a piece of a poignant poem she ran across, that she believes perfectly expresses how so many are feeling. Check out How Can We Make This Place Beautiful? (and tell her what you think).
As the calendar turns to the month of October, my hometown experiences crisp, clear air and sunny days. Fall flowers flourish and brighten the landscape.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
– John Muir.