sail boats in the basement

sail boats in the basement

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

when life was simpler

"
Childhood memories of spring.

Sail boats in the basement.
well, not boats really,
anything that would float.

It was such a mess
we thought it a blast,
no less.
I barely remember
the work of
mops and buckets --

We thought it was grand,
and didn't think of
lending a hand --
a built in swimming pool,
even though the water
was a little cool.

Childhood memories of spring.

when a flooded basement
meant get out the toys
and go for a swim.





© 2016 Lyn Anderson



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Having lived in a castle myself, we just had the boring moat. But it did keep the enemies at bay. lol

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Hey, thanks. I am honoured to be among royalty.:)
Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Knew you would. lol
OMG....we used to do that too in New Jersey. The basement ALWAYS flooded in the springtime. We would slosh through it and have great fun. You brought back some sweet memories with this one, KL. It certainly was a simpler time. Thank you. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Now, I think most parents would be so worried about their kids getting contaminated, they wouldn't g.. read more
Those are the simple days and those are the good ways. Bravo..........

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

thanks Sami. I didn't really like my teens, but I did love preadolescence.
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

I understand. You are welcome...:)..................
Never had a flooded basement but growing up in Florida we had our share of hurricanes ...couple of times the ocean waves were high enough to wash over the dunes and wash down the street. Flagler Beach was a fun place to grow up in. Great poem!!! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much, I appreciate that.
Lovely! Made me think on youthful days..ah, I did love this, moved me x

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed.
oh my, i do relate to this...our old house in Lockport...every torrential rainstorm and our basement flooded, we had to get the buckets out...everything was floating...we finally remedied the problem and were able to make a family room out of it...but wow, those old days...

the river ran through it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, spring is funny that way, new beginnings and old problems reappear.
Ah, only children could figure out the perks of a flooded basement. What a wonderful poem and memory. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you, and you are welcome. I remember it as if it were yesterday, and I had to have been under .. read more
That sounds like something I would have done with my sister when we were younger, if our parents would have been so...fortunate? Hahaha! Lovely write of a childhood memory. xo (:

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

That little memory is one of my fondest, and probably my mom's least favourite of living in our firs.. read more

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Added on April 23, 2014
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Tags: kids, fun, adventure, tragedy, flood


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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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