Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Slim and Franke
Monday, June 27, 2016
CITY SWIMMING POOL
Question Of The Week 6-27-16
What did you do in the summer when you were growing up?
My grandparents didn't believe in leaving money to their children
and grandchildren in a will so they gave money to everyone. One time
they gave $10,000 so my parents decided to put in a pool. And that is
where I spent my summers! It was awesome. My grandma died first and when
my grandpa died he didn't have more than a few hundred dollars to his
Because I grew up in NYC, I did lots of reading with weekend
trips to the park for running, and riding our bikes down a sinisterly
steep hill at Riverside Park and avoiding a concrete water faucet, etc..
Once I turned 11, we moved to Florida and got a pool. It was hard for
my mom to get us out of it even to eat. Often, we'd have sandwiches at
pool's edge for lunch and tempestual fits over not wanting to come in
Reading, running and swimming... that about covers it.
Mostly I played in the backyard with the neighborhood kids. There
was a gang of about 15 of us who were the same age. When we weren't
playing hide and seek or kick the can, we'd go to the rec center to swim
or play volleyball or kickball. Or we'd just ride our bikes or skate on
the sidewalks. Occasionally we'd be allowed to go to the skating rink
or to the bowling alley. Then on Friday nights somebodies mother would
load everyone up in her car and take us to the drive-in theater. If it
sounds like Leave-it-to-Beaver-land, it was. Too bad we didn't
appreciate it as such when we were young.
often we would go to the beach for 5 days and stay in a cabana,
then home on Mon. and Tues. to wash clothes and get ready to do it
again. perhaps all that good fun is why I am always dealing with skin
cancer and pre-skin cancers...... What did you do?