You brought to mind a quirky memory of my father. His birthday was on May 28th, and we usually celebrated with strawberry shortcake. He retired in Annapolis (1938 graduate from the boat school on the Severn), and it can be muggy there. He turned the air conditioning on on Memorial Day and off on Labor Day. I remember him sitting at the table, probably wearing a pink polo, chewing every seed in each berry while perspiration beaded on his upper lip.Strawberry shortcake is always a welcomed summer treat, which here in the torpid heat of the summer season in central Florida, is best eaten indoors under the comforting cloak of a good air conditioner! LOL.