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Summer Thoughts Cocktail # 6: The Salty Crab

Summer Thoughts Cocktail # 6: The Salty Crab

The house I grew up in was a Cape Cod with 2 bedrooms downstairs and an upstairs that had been converted into a kind of apartment. We never really had a tenant that lived there. It was mostly for family members that would come and stay if they needed to. What’s funny is that I always thought that upstairs had a ghost when I was young, and my children ended up getting the same vibe whenever they were at my parents’ house. But I digress; I’ll get back to today’s story. Since my

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Summer Thoughts Cocktail #4: Into the Woods

Summer Thoughts Cocktail #4: Into the Woods

Growing up, I lived in an ordinary suburban town where I spent my summers doing all the things that you read about in those “Remember When” posts on Facebook. We left our houses early in the morning to go out and play for the day. I really did have one friend whose mom would whistle for her to come home, and another whose mom would simply call her name. And somehow we would hear both of those summons no matter where we were. We filled our days with ordinary things. We rode our bikes, we

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Summer Thoughts Cocktail #3: Al Fresco

Summer Thoughts Cocktail #3: Al Fresco

Is there really anything better than eating outside on a beautiful night in the summer? I can’t think of very much. There’s just something magical about sitting under the stars, with twinkling lights and candles, and your significant person, or a really close group of friends. And cocktails, of course. It can be at a restaurant that has outdoor seating, which I happen to love, especially when you find a place in the city that has courtyard seating in the back that you didn’t even know about. Or it can be in someone’s

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Summer Thoughts Cocktail #1: Lemonade Stand

Summer Thoughts Cocktail #1: Lemonade Stand

Once I finished up my Zodiac Cocktail series last week, I began searching for an idea for something new that I could post about each Wednesday. I entertained the thought of books or even movies, and I still may do those in the future, but they just didn’t capture my attention enough at the moment to know for certain that that’s the way I wanted to go. My middle son, Zachary, offered up a suggestion that truly intrigued me: cocktails that go along with summertime things like carnivals, a day at the beach, a

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