In the year 1958 my three friends and I went swimming on a great summer’s day at the country park that was located about 24 blocks away, It would open at 1:00 pm, so we strolled down taking our time and waited till the doors opened, we enjoyed the few hours swimming, and hanging out, there were many kids from from other towns who would spend the day there, it was free to all, you just had to pay a quarter for a basket to hold your clothes, when we changed into our trunks,.
There were many kids from other towns who would spend the day there, it was free to all, you just had to pay a quarter for a basket to hold your clothes,. after we had enough of swimming we began our trips back home where we started the day. When we got home it was still early so we decided to go over to the Monastery to hang out and when we climbed over the fence where the glass was always well taken care of.
We just laid down on it and we began to talk about what we wanted to be when we grew up! I can’t recall what we said as to what our plans were, but we had our imaginations going in full swing! We would change ours minds every few minutes, all in all just a fun day with friends, I lost touch with my friends over those great days of growing up in the 1950’s but people and move on as life gets in the way, as it should.
I do remember us making a pact to meet up in 20 years later to see hang out for the day, we swore to it, and meant it at the time, but it was a kids world, and that’s how you saw things. But we never did meet up and I wonder how they made out in life, and I wonder if they think the same of me.
Yeah, Bob. Have thoughts of kids I hung with long (now over 60 years) ago. No, never went back, but intending to, have tried to look-up some of the guys from our championship softball and all-star baseball teams. We were post WWII Navy brats, all of us, so you can imagine, we are, few of us, still in the old places. Good read, man.
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