Six Word Saturday – Enjoying the dog days of summer!

Taken around 1960 - Hunterdon County, New Jersey. With Mom and Sis, loving puppies. Copyright 2015 Genealogy Sisters.

With my mom and sister, and puppies. Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Copyright 2015 by Maryann Barnes and Genealogy Sisters.

Enjoying the dog days of summer! I’m the little one demonstrating the wrong way to hold a puppy, in this family photo from about 1960. Here in southern Virginia, we are having lots of days over 90 degrees with frequent rain showers and humidity. All the crops in the fields seem to be flourishing. I’m remembering how much fun it was to play in the field of corn behind me in this picture. We would ride our bikes up and down the rows, and play hide and seek, and pick a few small ears of the corn to nibble. Hope your summer is going great!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year with the least rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere. Source: Wikipedia

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About Maryann Barnes

I live in Virginia and enjoy meandering walks back into the past. I also enjoy old photographs and sharing family research.
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13 Responses to Six Word Saturday – Enjoying the dog days of summer!

  1. restlessjo says:

    You look so cute! Poor puppy 🙂

  2. Lovely photo, and lovely memories of childhood – it must have been great to be able to play hide-and-seek in a cornfield. I didn’t know the meaning behind Dog Days, so thanks for the info.

    • Thanks, Elaine! I had an old-fashioned country childhood – free to roam with my siblings, and back home for supper. I’m glad I added the definition of dog days. Hope you are having a good summer.

  3. Kathe W. says:

    awww so cute, but oh! That poor puppy!

  4. Thanks for sharing a special moment. I love looking at old family pics and the stories behind them. x

  5. Patricia says:

    Fun to look at family photos and remember sweet times.

  6. I’m looking from my armchair at a similar background of nearly mature corn.

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