As I ate the corn, I started thinking about an old babysitter of mine. I’ll call her Sara Silver (not her real name). First, let me tell you I haven’t seen this person since about 1970. What I remember was that she stayed with us when my parents went out of town. She was short. And she ate her corn on the cob one row at a time.
Seriously. Have you ever heard of such a thing?
It left the tidyest looking cobs I had ever seen.
I suppose I remember because it was so unusual. But I remember all sorts of things. And I remember most of our babysitters. (Maybe that’s why I am so picky about sitters for my kids!)
- The tall guy who drank a gallon of milk each time he came. He made Jiffy Pop popcorn for us. He was really nice. He grew up to be an opera singer.
- The redhead who talked on the phone to her friends (and sister) all night. I think she even made us put ourselves to bed.
- The one who would trade extra time to stay up for scratching the back of her legs. I guess she couldn’t reach?
- The one who liked to do art projects with us. (I liked her best.)
But I digress. This post is about summer food, right? I am so excited for corn and tomatoes and watermelon and fresh herbs. And the farmers market started! Not only is that great for us but it also means that Gnightgirl will start posting her farmers market phots which I thoroughly enjoy! Yay!
The pool is open. Farmers market started.
It must be summer!