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Summer Songs and Sayings

After several days of temperatures over 100 degrees, what do we have ahead?  More days of the same.  July is hot and dry.  Even then, summer is the subject of lots of songs and sayings.  Here are some of my favorites:

  • “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.: James Dent
  • “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” Sam Cooke
  • “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” George Gershwin
  • “Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind.” Jimmy Seals, Darrell Crofts
  • “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” Henry David Thoreau
  • “It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do” – Walter Winchell
  • “Dear Weather, Stop showing off. We get it, you’re hot!”  El Arroyo Restaurant
  • “Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken.” Rachel Cain
  • “Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness, To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.” Thomas O. Chisholm
  • “The harvest is finished, and the summer is gone, the people cry, ‘yet we are not saved’!” Jeremiah 8:20 (New Living Translation)

Dr. Dan R. Crawford, Senior Professor, Chair of Prayer Emeritus; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Former Head of Task Force for the Teaching of Prayer in Theological Education for America’s National Prayer Committee.  Administrative Consultant for the Valley Baptist Missions Education Center.

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