Feb 25, 2011

Flashback Friday

Today's Flashback goes back just a little ways..... to a previous post.... but a goodie.  See the original here for the comments or just continue reading...

We were late opening the pool this year due to an overabundance of problems as well as a busy schedule. So when we finally got it open, the kids became kids again.
I was reading my book at pool's edge.....
as I have done for 19 years, when I noticed the kids playing that color game where you have to swim across the pool when your color is called and I thought "How odd. 5 year olds like that game, not 25 year olds."
And in my mind, they were kids again as if it was just yesterday.
... except the role of Bart was now being played by Barry, a new-comer to our family. This was Barry's first time in a swimming hole. He grew up in the ocean, no pools, pools are for sissies.
We showed him a thing or two about pools:
So in my mind & the sounds that I hear today at the pool, here's Will and Patti:
But when I look up, here's Will:
... and here's Patti:
I am startled.
Screech. Rewind.
No, baby, that's not Patti, Patti's only 10, here's Patti:

And that's Tommy right behind her, waiting for his turn.
I know this can't be Tommy:

Impossible. I shake my head, rub my eyes and get back to my book.
I hear loud, girly giggling.
"Sweet!" I think, "I love it when the girls have so much fun together. They're so close!"
And in my mind, I see Patti and Marj:

But, by golly, when I look up, I see Patti and Marj:

A stray tear slips down my cheek and I swat it away. That would be so uncool.
A strange noise, scraping, squealing... Is that Marj?:
They're completely unmindful of the passing of time.
Look at Grayson, he has no clue. . .:
... that just a few days ago he only wanted to watch the activities:
They think they'll always go on doing what they've always done.
Age. Schmage.
They don't realize how quickly their bodies will give out on them.
May I present Evidence A.
Tom, back in the day, high hurdles a fun noodle:
And Exhibit B.
Tom, today, at our Grand Opening:

P.S. Connie... you owe me one.
I did not show any before and after pix of you and me, sister.


Mom said...

Thanks Val I felt so old when I woke up this morning, groaning, creaking and limping-------you just made me feel older, groan....

Ruth said...

Let me see if I have this straight. This is a flashback of a flashback? Sounds like something a senior citizen would do!

Val, are you starting to get mail from AARP?

Poof said...

It was never a flashback friday to begin with, FF is a new thing. Ruth, I just can't believe you would question my memory. AARP?? {shoves mailpile under desk} I don't even know what you're talking about.

~Connie said...

I'm sitting here on the couch, feet up ... enjoying catching up on my favorite blog ... when I came across this jewel of a read. And then ... I had to get up and get a tissue to dry my tears!! Geesh!!!

(...and thanks for not posting before & afters of us!)