in 1968 i was 18 and spent my first summer alone in the city (toronto). my boyfriend (soon to be husband) had moved back up north and was living with his parents while he worked at a local drive-in theatre for the summer. i lived in a rooming house and on nice days, would crawl out a window onto a tarry flat rooftop and sunbathe with my book and transistor radio. this song by the lovin' spoonful (1966) always reminds me of that summer. this yarn was inspired by that summer.