We’ve had a hot spring, so even though it’s not until this Sunday that summer arrives, we should now be used to all the heat and humidity. We’ve had more than our share of it, but take it in stride and enjoy what we have. . . .It looked like the townships around here who had posted signs about having a ban on fires could take them down after some rain, but it was getting to be dry again. Didn’t take notice if the ban was lifted in Moore Township. The signs are still up in Allen Township. We had a nice steady rain on Monday afternoon, and that should help some. It will probably be dry again though, so be mighty careful and just don’t burn any leaves or grass. . . .I heard the fire trucks were out a couple times this week in town, but didn’t hear where. There was a fire along Main S. over in Northampton on Sunday. . . .Tried to get some strawberries on Friday over at the farmers market, but didn’t see any being sold. Seiple’s Farm was closed over the weekend, too. I think it’s been too dry to have much of a crop this year, or people are gobbling ‘em up wherever they can find ‘em. Next up is sweet corn. So we’ll see how that goes. I usually split up where I go for that – either Amore’s or Hunsicker’s down in East Allen Township, or the Faust farm stand over on Rt. 191 in Lower Nazareth. . . .Bath Legion had a flag retirement ceremony on Sunday afternoon, when old, torn flags were burned with dignity. Hats off to them for all the patriotism they show following their service to our country. . . .With all the heat and humidity we’ve had, the swimming pools at Northampton and Nazareth are favorite spots for a little cooling off. I shoulda done that, ‘cause the humidity really got to me over the weekend. Phew!! I hope I’m feeling better this Saturday for the arts festival down at Monocacy Creek Park. . . . Ye Ed was surprised to see Allen Haidle and Howard Fogel were in that fifth grade class that was taught by Betty Gehring. Time does fly, and it does even more as you add on the years. Happy 97th to Mrs. Gehring! . . . . Those Phillies are living a nightmare like I said a couple weeks ago. They just can’t buy a hit they need to score after they do get men on base. Two 1-0 losses and one 4-3 at Pittsburgh, and four more this week with Baltimore, no doubt. . . . Moore Township Night is this Thursday for the IronPigs, the Phillies farm hands. . . .Gotta go get some of Elmira’s iced tea. I’m sweating this out. Cool it, gang!