JUN 21st | TODAY IS:

SUMMER BEGINS – Often described as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solistice is technically not any longer than any other day of the year.  It does, however, have more daylight than any other day of the year.  It beats yesterday’s cumulative daylight time by less than a second.  Tomorrow will be four seconds shorter.

My parents were engaged on December 21st, the first day of winter and they were married on June 21st, the first day of summer.

Dad, ever the romantic, said that he wanted to be married on the longest day of the year because he wanted that day to last forever.   Ironically, my brother and I were both born on the 21st of different months.

Following my birth, my father gave my mother a red rose every 21st of every month for twenty-five years.  On the 21st of Juhe, he gave her a dozen red roses.  He never missed a month in all that time.

The first day is summer means many things to many people but for me it brings to mind red roses.

Happy 21st of June, Mom and Dad.


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