You know I love watching people on the lake. I’m really not noisy but they are a joy to watch, young and old. I have seen some wonderful shows during the last few years we have been here.
One morning I noticed a Mom and Dad swimming in the lake with a really small child in the smallest life jacket I have ever seen. I will mention the life jacket because the “Fish and Wildlife Guys” have really been busy lately checking folks. Well after a few minutes, the man began to ski on one ski. I don’t understand, if you have two feet why do you have to try and put them both on one ski. But before I could blink an eye that man reached down scooped that little child up in his arm and off they went; holding the rope in one hand and the child in the crook of his other arm. Of course the mother was driving the boat “ninety to nothing.” I was really uneasy about that but you know my Hubby, he was quick to tell me that was none of my business!
That’s a different story when boats come by with lovely ladies laying on the back of the boat “sunning” in those cute little skimpy “string things” they call bathing suits. I have to watch him like a hawk; he will even get out his field glasses and take an even closer look. You know that really goes over big with me. But like he says, if they didn’t want us to look, then they should put on more clothes. I guess he is right; they would look a little silly lying out on the boat with all their clothes on and it has been a little HOT lately.
Since we are talking about what to wear when you are riding on the boat, I must tell you this incident. One day there was a father who was trying to teach his son how to ski. Finally after many tries and many flops, the father jumped in the water to hold the son up while the mother drove the boat. Well, they tried and tried and he never was successful. I almost forgot to tell you the funny part. It was hotter than you could ever imagine and of course I could not understand why the woman driving the boat would come out to the lake in a dress. Maybe they picked her up on her way from work. Who knows why people do the things they do on the lake.
It seems like they turn into a completely different person when that boat hits the water. Anyway, much to my surprise, you could see she was talking to the husband who was in the water and he kept shaking his head back and forth NO NO NO but all of a sudden, she stood up in that boat and jerked that dress over her head and jumped in the water. Well, the moral to this story is, don’t wear a dress in a boat on the lake. You can bet I made sure the Hubby did not have his field glasses handy when she decided to get out of the water. I decided it was time for us to go in the house. Of course he wasn’t too happy about that.
Then there was one Sunday afternoon when I was minding my own business; a brand new boat parked in front of our house. Put down their anchor, then this cute girl got out her table cloth and picnic basket. She proceeded to open a bottle of wine, place two glasses, just so so, on the little table and they sat down and had their picnic.
You would have thought they were sitting in a lovely romantic place celebrating their anniversary instead of sitting out on the lake in front of my house with a million boats, wave runners and kids on tubs racing by at “break neck speed.” Really how romantic can that be? “Young people, I will never understand them. But maybe they think the same about my age group. Of course I am not going to say “what age group that is!” There have been so many age groups that I have passed through, I can’t even count that high much less remember them. But thank goodness for the “mature group”, that’s the one I am in right now; we do “mature” things. I must say they are a little dull and unexciting sometime but really, it’s pretty good. I am afraid “the old heart” couldn’t stand much more than that and most important; I might fall down and break, something important like an arm or a leg! Also if the girls get much prettier, I’m not sure the Hubby’s heart could stand it either.
Sorry, I am wandering again with my story, they finished eating, she was putting away all her things and he was wiping down everything on the boat, checking everything to make sure it was clean. I thought to myself, that boat has to be brand new.
Anyway, all of a sudden a little white poodle appeared. You know one that yaps all the time. I could see the little girl was giving the young guy instruction as to what he was supposed to do. Much to my surprise, he picked up that cute little dog, climbed over the side of that boat and waded in waist deep water with that dog over his head until he reached the shore. He also didn’t look too happy. You might know, it was yapping all the way. Of course this little guy puts the dog down and that dog “poops” in my yard! I told the Hubby, I have seen it all. The little guy looked up and saw me looking at him and he quickly grabbed the dog, waded back to the boat, pulled the anchor up and they left like a “speeding bullet.” The Hubby looked and me and said, “I guess you just ruined their romantic moment! I replied TOO BAD!
I decided not only do ducks, geese and birds “poop” in my yard, now dogs do. I’m glad cows or pigs don’t fly or swim!!!
So when you are out on the lake just look around and when you see a super green yard, then you know that is where “old TG lives. I guess I might as well put up a sign that says “REST STOP HERE!”
Well, that’s all folks. Hope I have brought a smile to your face, if I see or hear anything else that you might be interested in, I will certainly put it in this little column.
“till next time’