When I Was 69

When I Was 69
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rain and summer camps

The morning after a rainy night, the lake is high, and the walks are flooded at Lake Tomahawk.

And it's summer camp time.  These are just a small sampling of the camps which visit to play along the edge, cast little fishing lines in the lake, and splash in the swimming pool.

I'm sure the children enjoy this outing.  If I remember my summer camps, my favorite part was the arts & crafts class.  But that's because I hadn't learned to swim yet.  Oh yes, and we didn't have a swimming pool available either.  Hot.  That's what St. Louis summers were in my memory before airconditioning.

I stepped into this lively chase and told the little girl "that's not nice, to chase a poor defenseless duck."  She quit, at least while I was around.  But since I walk there daily, I see her again and again.  She's watching me now too.

Did you go to summer camp?


  1. You've had a lot of rain out there. When we were away we had some torrential downpours in Williamsburg. I am glad you were there to protect the duck, children always seem to be chasing them. Fun for them I suppose but most definitely not fun for the duck. I never heard of summer camp where I grew up. Thanks for stopping by. One of my sister-in-law's taught at William and Mary for a while and lived in Williamsburg for several years. It's a beautiful town. Thank you for the link, I know of the blog but lost touch and now I can start visiting again. Have a great day :)

    1. Hi Denise, thanks for comment. I took art and Am. History when I was there, and both teachers were male. It's so nice to find a pretty place to spend time, no matter what's the activity. Loved your pic at the end of your post!

  2. I remember my summer camps. They were Bible camps. Ya, don't chase the duckies, please!! LOL


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