Here I am, age 8, leaping off the diving board into the pool at Uncle Jack & Aunt Lynn's house. I'm wearing my Felix the Cat two-piece suit--what we'd call a "tankini" today, except it was made out of cotton, so kinda heavy when wet. That's my friend Twyla, who lived next door to us, rounding the corner.
In fact, her mom still lives next door to my dad. That's the kind of small-town neighborhood I'm from. I don't know who lives in Jack & Lynn's old house, about a quarter mile from where I grew up. I hope they enjoy the pool.