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All Summer Long

All Summer Long ALL SUMMER LONG IH. E. Francis YOUR GRANDMOTHER CAN'T STAND the lobster smeU stink- ing up the curtains and furniture and clothes so your uncle Eddie bofls the lobsters outside. Eddie enjoys the job. EarUer he buUt a fire in the brick pit and the gigantic pot is giving off steam that quick thins to air. Eddie caUs you. Look, Middie! He takes the one- and two-pounders from the buckets and drops them into the boiling water. For a moment the lobsters struggle for dear Ufe. The clanking of claws against the metal goes right through you, but quick the moving stops and in no time the green and dark parts of the sheUs turn orange. This day. How many times do you wander into the memory of this day thirty years gone? That is Uke asking how many are the days of your Ufe. Your grandmother is setting the picnic table. Your uncle Jared and uncle Franklin have just driven up with their dates, the aunts-to-be, Helen and Una; and Jared and FrankUn are heckling them with smartass cracks they think a kid fourteen Uke you won't catch on to: TU give you something you're not looking http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

All Summer Long

The Missouri Review , Volume 17 (2) – Oct 5, 1994

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ALL SUMMER LONG IH. E. Francis YOUR GRANDMOTHER CAN'T STAND the lobster smeU stink- ing up the curtains and furniture and clothes so your uncle Eddie bofls the lobsters outside. Eddie enjoys the job. EarUer he buUt a fire in the brick pit and the gigantic pot is giving off steam that quick thins to air. Eddie caUs you. Look, Middie! He takes the one- and two-pounders from the buckets and drops them into the boiling water. For a moment the lobsters struggle for dear Ufe. The clanking of claws against the metal goes right through you, but quick the moving stops and in no time the green and dark parts of the sheUs turn orange. This day. How many times do you wander into the memory of this day thirty years gone? That is Uke asking how many are the days of your Ufe. Your grandmother is setting the picnic table. Your uncle Jared and uncle Franklin have just driven up with their dates, the aunts-to-be, Helen and Una; and Jared and FrankUn are heckling them with smartass cracks they think a kid fourteen Uke you won't catch on to: TU give you something you're not looking

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 5, 1994

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