Monday, February 20, 2012

half the fun

My little granddaughter wistfully suggested swimming this week, and added, "in a pool," in case I might suggest taking a bath instead.
It has made me recall the brevity of swimming season in Blue River as a preschooler.
One summer my sister and I had matching swimsuits. I think I could sketch them still; a tie behind the neck, with a fabulous print, clearly sixties inspired. They were made from canvas fabric, fully lined and beruffled. As we waded into the lake, air became trapped between the layers and turned us into giant whoopi cushions.
Man, I loved those bathing suits.
We shrieked with laughter as we bobbed like corks, and did our part aerating the lake.
The swimsuit was half the fun of swimming..

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