I looked at the calendar this morning and thought, "YIKES! Where has the summer gone?" It's mid-August, the kids are talking about the clothes they need for back-to-school, they're talking about bus routes, and I haven't even had clam cakes yet.

When school gets out, we make a list every year. It's like our summer bucket list. What is it we really want to do this summer? I'm happy to report that we've done some of them. Mini-golf, Paw Sox games, ice cream, the beach - but I haven't had my clam cakes and fried clams yet.

It's a part of us that seems to never grow up, that part of us that just doesn't want to let go of summer.