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Sum Sum Summertime

Ok, this song was before my time, but it was in my head today – and soon may be in yours! This 1958 one-hit-wonder by “The Jamies” shows how far our culture has drifted over the years:

Well, I'm so happy that I could flip
Oh how I'd love to take a trip
I'm sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because it's summertime [1]

Many things slow down over summertime – the sun sets slower, school lets out, bedtimes tend to get a little later, even groups take breaks at Grace Fellowship. This doesn’t mean though that connection slows down! In fact, during the slower months of summer, some of the best connections are made!

What were some summer traditions that helped you connect with family or friends? Summer trips? Summer recipes, activities, favorite memories? Have fond summery memories you can share that may inspire another woman as she sets sail into summer? Please send them to me via email, we’d like to post some this summer to help women get to know each other a little better, and perhaps even spark creative ideas that help us make the most of summertime.

If you are desiring connection and wonder what that may look like at GFC, consider attending a Book Club! There is one kicking off this Sunday from 11:00-11:20am in Room 401b. Also remember to check our Upcoming Events calendar, we have several fun events coming up!

Last but certainly not least, make sure your calendar is marked for Saturday, August 10th so you can join us for the “Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life Conference” for women! You’ll see more details very soon!

For now, send in your favorite summer traditions, trips and other tidbits, so we can check in from time-to-time during our summer breaks to hear from each other! I look forward to hearing from YOU!

And since I know you can’t go another moment without reading the other lyrics…here you go:

(Sherm Feller - Tom Jameson) THE JAMIES (EPIC 9281, 1958)

It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime...

Well, shut them books and throw 'em away
And say goodbye to dull school days
Look alive and change your ways
It's summertime...

Well, no more studying history
And no more reading geography
And no more dull geometry
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free-for-all

Well, are you comin' or are you ain't
You slow-pokes are my one complaint
Hurry up before I faint
It's summertime

Well, I'm so happy that I could flip
Oh how I'd love to take a trip
I'm sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because it's summertime

Well, we'll go swimmin' every day
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say,
"It's summertime"

And every night we'll have a dance
Cause what's a vacation without romance
Oh man this jive gets me in a trance
Because it's summertime



[1] http://www.lyricstime.com/the-jamies-summertime-summertime-lyrics.html

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