Summer time and the living is easy, but think twice if you’re tempted to re-live one of the joys of your youth riding in the back of a pickup truck. This week on the Down East Journal, we examine a recent fatality in our state that reminds us of the danger involved in what used to be a common sight on eastern North Carolina roadways. Also, it’s already time to start working on your fall vegetable garden. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE Stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.