I called retreat shortly after 5 PM when I finished a walk. I pulled my flag down for the flag and unhooked it so I could fold it and put it away for the night. Summer is now over for all intents and purposes. Yeh, I know the calendar says otherwise but I still follow the military tradition of marking the end of “The One Hundred and One Critical Days of Summer”. We used to mark it in a similar manner when I was a kid by watching the ending of the Jerry Lewis Marathon for Muscular Dystrophy. Some of the signs that we use to recognize another season ending. Time moves on.