Summer in Lake Wobegon
Saturday, June 26, 2004
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It's summer in Lake Wobegon,
The last week of June.
Everything's about the same,
And how are things with you?

This summer is looking pretty good
Though it's been wet.
The kids have been home two weeks now
Not getting on my nerves yet.

The corn is getting taller
But it needs sun.
Everyone's out in their garden
There's yardwork to be done.

Kids going to Bible camp,
Their first big trip away.
The bartender's wife left him
For a janitor, they say.

Break 1/2

I bought a watermelon today
And some strawberries.
Detergent was at half price,
Macaroni and cheese.

I'll boil the berries with sugar,
Mash them in the pan,
Put em in a jar and screw on the lid,
And put em in the freezer for jam.

The air smells of green grass
Thanks to the rain we've had.
Not so many mosquitoes
The Junebugs aren't so bad.

Standing in the backyard
Having a cold beer
A bratwurst with mustard and sauerkraut
Sure be nice if you were here.

The sounds of the night crickets
The sky is full of stars.
Cars drive by with the radios on,
People talk in their backyards.

It's summer in Lake Wobegon,
The last week of June.
Everything's about the same,
And how are things with you?

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