Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Leif in the wading pool at 16 months

Leif loved to splash in water, the bigger the mess he could make, the better. As a child, he enjoyed swimming, especially going to the beach, and we had a beach vacation every year. When we lived in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the beaches were attractions we visited often.

As an adult, Leif didn't continue swimming, and although he wanted to move to Florida because of the warm weather and beaches, he seldom went to them. I wish he had. I believe sunlight is a wonderful mood enhancer.

I'd love to be able to go back and see him splashing around again. This photo was taken in May 1976 in the back yard of the old stone house we lived in in Manhattan, Kansas.

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