It was the best of times


I am about to cross that invisible line from middle age to whatever comes after that.

My memories come flooding down.  I was thinking of those hot summer days we spent at Officer’s Lake.  It really wasn’t a lake.  It was a cove  on the stagnant back waters of the Tombigbee River where someone dumped about four truck loads of sand and called it a beach.


We loved it, and during the summer of my senior year the Beatles swimmikngcame out with “I want to hold our hand.”

I fell in love that summer and my boyfriend tried to teach me how to swim.  When I  put on my rubber cap  and snapped the chin strap, he disappeared and never came back.

I guess he wasn’t “the one”.

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