Your Summer Memories | Helping Grandma by T.R. Noble

Your Summer Memories | Helping Grandma by T.R. Noble

Hi there, everyone! Welcome to Part Three of the Summer Memories series. If you’d like to learn a bit more on what this series is all about, click here!

I will be sharing each story in the order that they were sent to me – just to make that clear!

For today’s post, we have a heartwarming collection of T.R. Noble’s (from Inside Cup) childhood summer memories that she spent with her grandmother. Enjoy!

Helping Grandma

My summers from my childhood dealt with lingering sunsets, cut grass, swimming in the pool, and dreading seeing school supplies appearing in stories when it was July. But what summer also represented, especially when I was younger, were the countless visits to my grandma’s house. Grandma grew vegetables in her garden, had for years, even when my mom, aunt, and uncles were kids.

In the summers, I enjoyed her homemade spaghetti sauce from the vegetables. Even now, every time I smell peppers and onions together, it reminds me of her sauce.

And late in the summer, I would help her snap green beans. It wasn’t a tradition till I was about 13 when I started helping her. Under the shade, we would snap green beans together, just talking about random stuff. She used everything she created in her garden, canned a lot of it.

Grandma always taught me about endurance, and keeping your hands busy. We would sip tea, chat, and snap.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that.


Wasn’t that great? I loved getting to read about the fun summer memories you had with your grandmother, T.R. Noble 🙂 They’re so sweet and reminiscent!

Thanks for reading, everyone! How about you?

What are YOUR favorite summer memories? Let us know in the comments below!

— Maggie

Guest Post Sunday: The 5 Ways To Happiness by Maggie (Dreaming Of Guatemala)

Guest Post Sunday: The 5 Ways To Happiness by Maggie (Dreaming Of Guatemala)

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday to all of you:) Today, I got to guest post on my lovely friend Cheila’s blog!! If you’d like to see what I wrote, head on over to Pink For Days. xxx

Pink For Days

Dear readers,

This Sunday I bring you a post by one of my favorite bloggers and a dear blogger friend, Maggie, who blogs over at Dreaming of Guatemala.

If you don’t already know her, take this chance to stop by her wonderful blog. She writes about her faith, her family (she’s a proud big sister of 3), her Spanish studies (she’s learning on her own!) and her daily accomplishments, among a few other subjects. I’m so happy that she has agreed to guest post for me and she has come up with such an amazing and helpful post about positivity, something we all need to focus on.

The 5 Ways to Happiness 

Hi everyone! I’d like to start by saying thank you to Cheila for this awesome opportunity to guest post on her blog! It was so kind of her to think of me, and I’m really excited to get…

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Your Summer Memories | Do You Remember? by Gracie

Your Summer Memories | Do You Remember? by Gracie

Hi there, everyone! Welcome to Part One of the Summer Memories series.

At the beginning of this month, I asked you guys to send me your favorite summer memories. As I expressed in the post, those memories could be about whatever stands out most to you when you think of summer – and the range of stories that all of you sent me is so cool! Each one is completely unique, and while I’d like to tell you more about each one, you’ll have to see for yourself over the next week or so what they wrote. ❤

I will be sharing each story in the order that they were sent to me – just to make that clear!

For today’s story, we have ‘Do You Remember?’ by the lovely Gracie over at Gracie Chick’s Blog. The epic thing about what she wrote is that it is basically her experience with summer as a whole – and it is written in prose! It is so reminiscent, sweet, and at some points bittersweet, too. I added the pictures, but her story is just like she sent it to me:) I hope you guys enjoy. ❤

Do You Remember?

Dear Summer,

You know I’m expecting you soon, don’t you? I’ve been counting on my fingers and the months tell me that it’s your turn now. Fiery Autumn has been and gone, so has distant Winter and sweet, sweet Spring. Oh Summer, how I look forward to your return.

I often sit on the window seat and curl my fingers round a mug of milky tea. It’ll be lemonade when you arrive, won’t it? Anyway, it’s hard not to remember all those times together, my thoughts are always there, with you.

I wish I could’ve bottled your scent and kept it to last the whole year through. The taste of sunshine, hints of warm rain, traces of woodsmoke, drifting on the breeze. I wish I’d been able to stop the sun from setting on that day that we both knew was the end.

I didn’t want to say goodbye.

The tears rolled, cold, down my tanned cheeks. One for each flower petal that drooped and fluttered silently to the ground.

Do you remember the campfire songs and roaring flames? The burnt marshmallows. Do you remember all the sleepovers when we did everything but sleep? Do you remember all the dramas? The moments where it felt like the world was going to end? In reality they were so meaningless, but we weren’t a part of reality.

In reality, we created our own imperfect fantasy.

Do you remember the bonds we formed? The friendships that drew closer, and closer? The band of brothers and sisters that would do anything for each other? Do you remember the secrets we shared and the stories we told? Were they true? I honestly can’t remember.

I miss you, Summer. But you’re coming soon and we must make plans. I’ll meet you at the meadow where the sun’s rays touch the trees, splashing them like brushes dipped in golden paint. I’ll meet you in the teepee where my friends and I hang out, playing guitar and drinking elderflower cordial.

I’ll meet you in my doorway, I’ll watch out the window and smile as you run up the path, arms open wide.

Goodbye and see you soon….

All the best from your loving friend,



Wow!! I can’t get over how much I love that. xx Wasn’t that the sweetest thing ever? I’m glad that summer is so close at hand here in the US 😀

How about you?

What are YOUR favorite summer memories? Let us know in the comments below!

— Maggie