Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Way Back Machine



The time: Summer, 1982
The place: Cumberland Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee


My mom and stepdad were living in the beautiful brick home on Cumberland Drive and it was horribly hot and humid. There were no public pools available to us and the old creek out in the country was 20 miles away.

What did we do? My mom filled up a wash bucket and we plopped my son inside. He was happy, contained in his own little swimming pool.

Simple pleasures.

8 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

SO cute! Simple pleasures are the best :)

Vee said...

And it still makes us all smile. Bet you all wanted a bucket of your own...

chocolatechic said...

How cute.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Old fashioned fixes to daily problems are the best answers! Loved the post... so cute!
Vicki

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

When it's hot water is water.... whether it's in a pool, a tub, or a bucket... they all will cool you off.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Leann said...

I'm with Vee, I'm know for getting into my kids baby pool when they were small!

Thanks for the memories!

Farmchick said...

So sweet, I love the picture.

Nancy said...

So, so cute. My dad was born and raised in Clarksville, Tenn. My grandparents lived near the boot factory and I spent many summers in Clarksville.