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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Summer (the season) (07/09/09)

TITLE: A Northerner's Debate
By c clemons
07/15/09


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A Northerner knows the value of a good summer season. Southerners take a warm day for granted. Northerners start planning in April what they will be doing for relaxation and fun come the first warm day of summer. All that pasty skin and drawn faces give way to a lightness and a more easygoing manner that is all but gone during the winter months. Somehow politeness returns toward your fellow road travelers on the way to work. Maybe itís the sun; studies show there is less depression when humans are exposed to sunlight. Car sunroofs squeak open and windows are down, (at least on not to hot days), and thereís a friendly wave here and there.

We, here in the North appear to be moving a lot faster than our Southern counterparts during this season. We plan weddings, picnics, barbecues and family theme park outings in the short time that is called summer. In the South one day is good as the next for an outing or wedding as long as Mother Nature doesnít send rain on your outdoor event.

Oh yes, and letís not forget the work side of summer. Itís the time when the yard work has to be done and the exterior of the house spruced up. We try to emulate whatís on the inside to the outside. Some things from the inside end up on the outside in the summer garage sale. We might even tackle giving the car a wash in the driveway before summerís through.

All and all I think we Northerners really know what to do with the time given us from the end of spring to the beginning of fall. Not a minute or second is wasted because we know too soon the end is near. The long days will give way to shorter ones and the inevitable will come. We will back in our coats, doors closed and short-tempered drivers once again.


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Sara Harricharan 07/18/09
Definitely some truth and touches of reality here. I have noticed this "Summerside Politeness" thing-lol. very well portrayed. Thanks for sharing!