Where did summer go?

I glanced at the calendar today and realized that summer of 2012 will be officially over day after tomorrow. The first day of autumn arrives on September 22. The signs of fall have been in the air for some time, but just this week the mornings have started turning cool in that way that feels like fall of the year. The angle of the sun has changed, and the leaves are beginning to turn.

Some dates near the end of September hold special significance in my family. Tomorrow (September 21) is my husband’s and my wedding anniversary, and next Tuesday (September 25) is our grandson’s birthday. September 25 was also my parents’ anniversary. They were married in 1926. My father died in 1976, a month before they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

How do you feel about fall of the year? Is it a happy time for you, or does it tend to make you melancholy because it heralds the end of summer?

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