Memories, Long, Long, Time Ago.....
By Morley Hunt
April 15, 2016 6:50pm CST
As we get older we reminisce about the good old days. We tell our children about walking two miles to school, uphill both ways in a blizzard. Sometimes our memories are distorted with time. Early memories vary so much from one person to another. Some remember events from as early as their first year or two of life. Others have no memories before the age of six or seven. My earliest memory occurred when I was about eighteen months old. I've written about it before so I won't bore anyone with that subject again. At the age of three years old, I almost drowned in the St Lawrence River near Long Sault. The memory is vivid in my mind. It was terrifying. I knew that if no one rescued me I would die. Even as a three year old I knew this. My father was swimming and giving me, and my older brother and sister rides on his back. I was a very small three year old, and somehow fell off. The water was murky. You could not see much. There was also some current moving things around. I remember, my feet on the rocky ground, starting to walk in what I hoped was the direction of shore. I realized that I was totally immersed and had the presence of mind to raise my little hands as far above my head as I could. My father spotted my hands and quickly carried me onto the beach. It was many years before I would willingly go into the water, past my knees.
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16 Apr 16
That is very scary. Several times it was my parents who jumped into lakes to save children that didn't belong to them. I remember the tears in the eyes of the parents when they brought them out of the water.. Its happened several times at a favorite picnic place...
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16 Apr 16
bless yer heart! i can only imagine the thoughts that went through yer lil mind. so grateful that he found'ja 'n rescued ya. a near-drownin' 'xperience from my much younger years keeps me from havin' the desire to get into waters - e'en knee deep :(