I don’t have much so here’s a Throwback Thursday like all the cool kids do

I don’t exactly know when I took this photo. It was filed under 2010 but I think it might be earlier than that because I think Radical Betty was in some adjacent photoooos and she unfortunately died in 2009. I can’t remember exactly why The Commander was taking a swing at me. I’m sure I said something to warrant the threatened attack. Whatever year it was, it was during an era when we had a HUGE beach!

And again, that is a Great Lake in the background. It’s Its name is Superior. Technically our beach is on the Upper St. Marys River (no there is no apostrophe in Marys) but it’s all the same water. The point is, if you do not know the Great Lakes, you should not swim in them without education and strict supervision. They are not like the oceans but they are big bodies of water that can be very dangerous and if you don’t know the geography of the beach you are visiting, you can get into trouble very quickly what with dropoffs and riptides and undertows and whatnot. I am anually horrified at how many city folks drown in Lake Michigan because they have NO CLUE!

The moominbeach does not have dropoffs or riptides or undertows. Its geography is mild with a shallow sandbar system. It is a good place for children to swim. But. It doesn’t take deep water or dropoffs or riptides or undertows to drown people. A small child can drown in a half-filled cooler right out in your backyard. We always like to say the only rule at the moominbeach is WE DON’T THROW SAND! But we do have a few other rules and one of them is, if you want to swim ALWAYS ask an adult to watch you.

So that’s the end of my public service announcement. Good night.

3 Responses to “I don’t have much so here’s a Throwback Thursday like all the cool kids do”

  1. jane Says:

    a couple months after surgery I went out to ‘jump the waves’ alone, with no one watching. Trying to get back to shore I got knocked down and struggled to get out. Should have had an adult down there with me!

  2. Margaret Says:

    I’ve read that it’s very easy to drown, and that it doesn’t look like what people expect. It’s quiet and without a lot of thrashing.

  3. isa Says:

    @jane do I count as an adult yet? I’ll watch you next time.