Friday, June 20, 2008

Word Association Friday Five

I get to host today's Rev Gals and Pals Friday Five.

I am feeling like playing hooky, and I'm putting off finishing sermon prep till tomorrow. It is a beautiful, sunny day at my place. So come on outside and let's play a summer Friday Five!

This post is loosely based on previous "wordy" Friday Fives from Reverend Mother and Songbird. I liked the results, and so we are doing another word association . Theirs were based on words from a lectionary text. Mine comes from the Lovin' Spoonful song, "Summer in the City."

Think summer......are you there? Below you will find five words or phrases. Tell us the first thing you think of on reading each one. Your response might be simply another word, or it might be a sentence, a poem, a memory, a recipe, or a story. You get the idea:

1. rooftop

The teenaged, pink bathing suit clad me, getting out the ladder and climing up to the back porch roof where I'd spread a blanket and sun in relative obscurity from the neighbors.

2. gritty

The beach. The only thing I don't like about the ocean is gritty sand in the bathing suit.

3. hot town (yeah, I know, it's two words)

When Ken and I we were young parents we lived in base housing at Camp Lejeune, North Caroline. Air conditioning? For enlisted personnel? Uh, nope, not in those days. It was sooo hot in the summer it was sometimes nearly unbearable. When Baby Kris and I had our fill of strolling the aisles at the local Winn-Dixie store, we'd run a tub of cold water and sit in it with a fan blowing on us.

4. night

Last evening I sat on the deck awhile and looked at the almost full moon. It was actually warm--one of the few warm nights we have had here so far.

5. dance

Dancing on the beach at night, to a tinny-sounding transistor radio. Ah, good old days. :-)

Here is the Joe Cocker version of the Lovin' Spoonful song.

The Lovin' Spoonful version (which I like better)is here.


Di said...

I'm giggling because of our common answer on "gritty." It's the only thing I don't like, too.

Rachel said...

What an awesome 5, thank you so much for a wonderful distraction. Joe Cocker - I am a fan. :)

Auntie Knickers said...

Thanks for this Friday Five, Singing Owl. I think maybe you and I remember some of the same things!

Julie said...

Great Friday Five. I love this song!

DogBlogger said...

Nice 5! Thanks much!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

the good ol' days... find yourself a transistor radio... oh wait. take a battery operated boom box, grab a blankie and the hubby and head for lakeside... no need for the fun to stay in the past!

Processing Counselor said...

I like your FF,Thanks.

Sally said...

great F5, and wonderful videos thanks

Jeanine Byers said...

I love the full moon and have been moon-gazing for the past several nights. It soothes me!

And I remember nights at the grocery store whenever the AC conked out.

Katy V. said...

Oh yeah, I'm with you about the sand in the toes....fortunately I live where mosquitoes are nil, but I too enjoyed a warm summer night on the roof of my apartment building!

Ivy said...

I remember transistor radios! In the summer I'd even bring it with me to the playground. I too hate the sandy mess of the beach--sand in bathing suit, footwear, everywhere.

zorra said...

When I was in seminary and we lived in non-air conditioned student housing, I was so very studious! I'd sit in the library all day long, gazing out the window to watch the smog roll across the valley. Good times. :)