I was standing at the kitchen counter this evening, elbow deep in my freezer roulette meal preparation, and listening to “Simply Folk” on WPR when a song about swimming came on. I was pleasantly singing along to the song when it dawned on me…today was the last day for the city pools. Today! Really?
I believe a four letter word slipped out. I had plans to get the kids to the wading pool one more time before the end of the season, but I could have sworn I had more time.
Is it really the 28th? It can’t be that late in the month, can it?
When we first moved here the pool was open another week. I remember being there with my oldest, when he was an only child, and my husband was driving back and forth to Madison for work. It was Labor Day weekend and we swam every day of the weekend just to soak summer in to the very last.
I suppose next year we’ll be lucky if any of the pools are open – or still owned by the public.