When I was in elementary school, the first assignment our teachers would give us in the fall would be to write an essay, “What I Did Last Summer.”
I always dreaded that assignment because I didn’t think what I did would interest anyone. My summers were filled with preparing projects for the 4-H fair, working in the garden, baling hay and catching fireflies. We had hayrides, spent a week with our cousins, took daylong bike rides, rode horses and went fishing.
If I were given that assignment this fall, it would be much different. This summer, I actually traveled, some for pleasure, some for business. Of course, I have to check out the recycling programs everywhere I go. I hoped that our programs exceeded anyone else’s in the United States, but I was wrong.
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