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Celebrating Summertime, Loretto style!

Posted on July 24, 2023, by Loretto Community

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high…”

From “Summertime,” music by George Gershwin, lyrics by DuBose Heyward, for the opera “Porgy and Bess,” 1934

Go around hummin’ “Summertime” all day and you will feel that summer is truly here! The aria was written for Act 1 of Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess.” This song’s memorable melody and lyrics, performed by great singers and musicians past and present, are not to be missed in American culture. 

Members of the Nerinx Hall Loretto Circle gather for some summer fun in 2017.
Photo courtesy of Nerinx Hall Loretto Circle

“And the livin’ is easy.” Many know that line of the aria well. Though living life is often anything but easy, Loretto’s hope is that summertime brings all of us a positive change in temperature and attitude. Gershwin composed “Summertime” as a lullaby, with the singer dreaming for a better life. The Loretto Community wishes the same for you. May you have a great summer! Take a look this week at Loretto’s Facebook page, where we will feature a few of myriad examples of Loretto members enjoying some time off from work to enjoy these wonderful, warm-weathered months of the year.

I Am the Way, the name of Loretto’s Constitutions, Article #3, reminds us that “We affirm that the greatest asset of the community is the life of every member.”

Indeed we do!


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