It’s Starting to Look Like Summer

Josie Leavitt -- May 29th, 2013

I do love the last two weeks of the school year. It’s finally warm enough for all the kids to not only bike home from school, but to stop for a creemee. If you don’t know what this is, you haven’t spent any time in Vermont in the summer. Creemees are our version of soft serve ice cream that is usually only available during the warmer months.

I walk a lot around town and I noticed two things on my walk today. Almost all the kids were bicycling while eating ice cream cones and many had our Flying Pig Bookstore handled bag swinging from their handlebars. They stopped for a book then worked their way down the block to the creemee stand.

The pure joy on these kids’ faces was just the picture of summer. Carefree and happy that the day was over and the fun could begin, these kids all chose food and books. I was catapulted back to my childhood. There was a great penny candy store housed in a bookstore in the town I grew up. What a great idea, I thought the first time I went in. Candy and books!!!!! I rode home with my books in a handled bag swinging from handlebars while eating gummy bears. I loved that my bookstore is part of that same joyous experience for the kids in town.

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