Summer sun — and sand

By: Annie Blakeley - Contributing Columnist

I spent this week on vacation at the beach with my relatives — walking along the beach, cooking together, coloring together, swimming together, going out together and even watching television together.

It was very nice to get to see my aunt and uncle, even their dog, as well as my cousins. It was especially great to go see the ocean despite it not being the most fun for me — usually because I manage to coat my hair in sand and drench myself in it as if I were a attaching feathers by the use of tar. In fact, since I have been here, I have built three sandcastles — which, when sitting in the comfort of your home, sounds much less impressive than in all actuality.

And I have colored more than 10 pages of Disney princesses and their entourage — which also sounds like nothing when you are not doing it yourself.

Along with this, I have been keeping up with my journalism class, though I was unable to get SAT prep due to certain issues. I could write a particularly long article on both topics.

Aside from that, I’ve been celebrating — celebrating the Fourth with hamburgers, hot dogs, the whole nine — and preparing myself to celebrate my mom’s birthday on July 11, which I am very thankful for and hope for her to have the best birthday wishes come true.

Annie Blakeley is a rising sophomore at Richmond Senior High School, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

Annie Blakeley

Contributing Columnist