Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Pond Not Fallen In

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are not a seafaring people, or indeed skillful traversers of any body of water not containing a bath mat or diving board. So it is not a non-sequitur when I remark that this week I did not fall into a pond.

The pond in question was the koi pond in the center of the White Swan. Katrina and I took pictures with Elaina in front of it.

And I did not fall in. You must recognize that this was a distinct possibility, even a karmic probability. One of my earliest memories is a trip to the Eagle Rock Mall with my Nana to see the Disney version of Robin Hood. I would have been five, I believe. It was a rainy day, and I was wearing a slicker as we waited outside the theatre. I was eager to see the movie, which was animated and featured Robin Hood portrayed by a fox or ocelot or possibly some sort of vole. Anyway, we chose to sit on the edge of the tiled fountain outside the theatre to wait. But my rain slicker was slick and I was fidgety and you know where this is going already, don't you? A large gentlemen fished me out of the fountain and my Nana drove me home, dripping on the seats of her '53 Chevy. I didn't see Robin Hood until it was out on VHS, when it made somewhat less of an impression on me.

This time I kept my footing.

Ken - 1, Ponds - 1.


Anonymous said...

As your aunt, I must testify to the truthfullness of our family's pond issues. My personal low pond adventure was actually at your dad's house. I had come to visit your mom, and somehow dropped a dollar bill in the 12 inch deep Koi ponds (sans koi)that form elegant rivers along the sidewalk to the front door. As I walked into the house, I somehow dropped a dollar out of my wallet, which gently sailed into the pond. Knowing full well the imminent danger of a 12 inch pond a full 36 inches wide, I sat down on the step to reach down to get my dollar. By this time, it had drifted across the great expanse and was slightly out of reach. Being a MENSA mom myself and concerned about the filter's immient demise, I decided to merely put my hand on the bottom of the pond so as to reach the dollar with my other hand. However, the pond was much deeper than I expected. And yeh, a scream, a splash, and the cable man coming out of the house with a completely baffled expression - how did a 40 year old woman completely immerse herself in 16 inches of water and cut her face on the bottom of a peaceful koi pond?

I commend your courage to overcome your pond. You go guy!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww! She is so cute. I can't wait to meet her!

Also- You go guy?