Oh, to be 15 and hanging out with friends on bicycles.
Oh, to be 10 and battling in a swimming pool chicken fight.
Oh, to be 13 and airborne on a skateboard.
In 1995, all three scenarios were part of summer living for local young people. Warm July weather convinced them to roll, splash and fly during days of endless leisure.
Some people spent days in other pursuits 20 summers ago. Steve Vilsant persuaded his 11⁄2-year-old daughter to think about a future in basketball. Danielle Vilsant looked a little nervous as she looked to the hoops in Schenectady’s Central Park.
In Cobleskill, Lauren Voyer took a break from her natural foods and kitchen supplies store to soak up some sun and some words during an outdoor magazine break.
Not everyone had time for relaxation and recreation. Martha Taylor ensured green grass at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Mumford Street in Schenectady, raking the green with others on the church landscape team. Church members were preparing for a 44th anniversary celebration in mid-July, which featured a service that included choirs from churches throughout the Capital Region.