Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Birth Place - - -
On my birth certificate:
City: Shell Lake County: Washburn State: Wisconsin
In my heart: Childhood memories of picnics in this lakeside park.
Images of this sandy beach - - -
Etched forever in my mind.
Calling me to kick off my shoes and - - -
Wade into the water.
Pam, standing on the shore of Shell Lake - - -
On a warm September morning.
Just look who decided to join us. Well, actually, I guess we joined them.
No life guard today.
And a stone's throw away - - - this tiny hospital. The newer, larger, improved version of the one in which both Pam and I were born.
And as we got in the car to drive away, dad suddenly nearly jumped out of the moving car in his haste to catch these folk:
Kenny and his daughter Darla who attended our church all those many years ago. What a delightful surprise to find them here.