American author Henry James was certainly fond of summer. Who can blame him? Days are longer, the weather is warmer, and we gain a sense of freedom we wish could last forever. Even as we get older and our summer days are filled mostly with work, we still find time for adventure – trips to the beach, cookouts, campfires, hiking, biking, fishing or catching fireflies.
Make your summer even better, with tips on staying safe and saving money by following the Gerber Life blog. For now take a moment for our summer quiz and see if your knowledge of summer is scorching hot or cold and rainy:
1. Which holiday unofficially signals the end of the summer season in the United States: Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day?
2. The musical group Katrina and the Waves had a hit song in 1985 called: Boys of Summer; Walking on Sunshine; Summer Nights or Summertime Blues?
3. Summer Sanders won an Olympic gold medal in which sport: archery, soccer, swimming or diving?
4. Only two U.S. cities have average summer temperatures at or above 90°F: Las Vegas and Dallas; Austin and Dallas; Las Vegas and Phoenix or Phoenix and Dallas?
5. In 1966, which singer hit the charts with a song called Summer Wind: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding or Glen Campbell?
1. Labor Day
2. Walking on Sunshine
4. Las Vegas (90°F) and Phoenix (93°F)
5. Frank Sinatra