Today's Slice of Life is the Water Hole.
Summers in Southern California, where I grew up are hot. When I was around 9 years old, my family was fortunate for a while to live in a home with a swimming pool! What that means is, your neighbors become friends with you really quickly. Everyone likes to cool off in a swimming pool on a hot summer day.
The one big problem I had with the swimming pool was I didn't know how to swim. Plain and simple I was afraid of drowning.
The coolness of the blue water lured me to it's sides. I would go round and round the pool holding on to the edge for dear life. Never ever would I think of letting go. My family and freinds tried to encourage me to swim, but to no avail. Then the day came, my dad picked me up and throw me in the middle of the deep end of the pool. It was either sink and swim. So I swam!!