I was driving listening to Sirius radio, 70’s on 7, daydreaming in traffic. A song by Wings came on and flashback!
The summer of ’76…
My dad sold Coppertone suntan lotion in the summer while he was in dental school. He set up and serviced Coppertone displays in stores. His territory went all the way to Panama Beach along the Gulf coast. My mom, baby sis Stephanie, and I would tag along and hang out in the hotel pools while Dad worked. My Aunt Janie mailed us matching string bikinis to wear. Steph and I were the belles of the pool! We swam in our floaties and ate chips and ice cream sandwiches from the concession stand, while mom worked on her Coppertone tan. Paul McCartney and Wings sang “Silly Love Songs” hourly on the radio. I knew every word! Ten years later, we still had bottles of Coppertone sun lotion in the bathroom cabinet when I was in high school! Funny how a song can trigger a memory like that.
I made these cards with wings in mind. Butterflies and dragonflies make me think of summer and how the days just flutter by.
“The tan lines will fade, but the memories last forever.”~Anonymous