My grocery store since 1987.
Home of the beloved Deli Ladies (who saved Bandit's life with constant offerings of liverwurst).
That once happy destination just west of Dominick's has turned itself into Fermi Lab because it is accelerating summer.
I do NOT want to see Back to School anything, especially sketchy-looking cookies. It is too soon. I am still trying to get the stupid Wave petunias to grow in front. I refuse to move along and be all Fall-ish. I am not ready.
So I say to you, Jewel, put your spiral notebooks and your crayolas and your Back-To-School sketchy cookies in back and keep them there until Labor Day. (And if anyone knows why the petunias have wilted, leave me a note. This has been a most discouraging garden season. But it ain't over until I say it is. And it ain't. Not yet.)