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The early summer days on a farm are the happiest and fairest days of the year. Lilacs bloom and make the air sweet, and then fade. Apple blossoms come with the lilacs, and the bees visit around among the apple trees. The days grow warm and soft. School ends, and children have time to play and to fish for trouts in the brook.
~ from Charlotte's Web,
written by E.B. White
When I was little, my grandparents lived on a farm similar to Wilbur's home in E.B. White's beloved classic, Charlotte's Web. I loved to visit Grandma and Grandpa there, especially in the summer when the days were "warm and soft" -- it was my favorite spot on earth. Beautiful June days always remind me of the farm. What do these days in late spring/early summer bring to your mind?
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