MARY KENNEDY

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - SEASONS IN THE SUN -

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For me as a child, sum­mer meant wear­ing white an­kle socks and home made sum­mer dresses; be­ing al­lowed to go out to play af­ter tea til it got dark; games of ten­nis on the road; (you’d get a whole game in be­fore hav­ing to move to the kerb to let a car pass in those days); slid­ing down the dunes on Port­marnock Strand and eat­ing gritty ba­nana sand­wiches on the beach; cousins com­ing to visit from Canada; top­ping and tail­ing black­cur­rants at the kitchen ta­ble fol­low­ing a visit to the re­la­tions’ farm in Car­low. Long, happy, care­free days. It’s so lovely to re­mem­ber them.

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