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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pull the hole in behind



My dad used to say that when he was overwhelmed at work. “I’m climbing into a hole and pulling it in behind!” I may do that soon, waiting for spring.



Last weekend Laura’s service Crew cleaned up The Quarry. Peninsula had several active sandstone quarries back in the canal heyday of the town. One quarry is maintained by the Boston Township Community Service League as the local swimming hole.


Years ago I certified their books so they could receive operating grants from United Way and other funding sources. I never let the grands swim there; it didn’t seem safe enough to me, at the time. 

Having charge of them all these years, I think that was a mistake. All the years I looked at their books, The Quarry's worst problem was running short of chips at the concession stand.

I nipped over to The Quarry’s web page to nick photos of summer. Close your eyes and imagine.








30 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Siggghhhh.... those days will come again. Well not THOSE days. Summer days. They'll come again. It's called hope... YAM xx

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  2. what did they mine in the quarry? some of them are toxic; when we lived in Arkansas there was one filled with water that was lime green, perhaps form copper, very toxic.

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  3. I have heard of rock quarries, but don't know much about them. What a good group to help clean up. I am a worthless tit today.

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  4. Oooooh...sun, water, bathing suits.....I'm sure it will get here eventually.

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  5. I know that expression but haven't used it or heard it for a long time.

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  6. Oh, to be young again.

    English mysteries occasionally use a quarry as the site of murders. No water though.

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  7. It looks delightful for all involved.

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  8. Wonderful. They will remember those days all their lives.

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  9. Nice to see women in bikinis on the mainland.

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  10. That looks like a truly delightful swimming hole. So much nicer than the concrete and chlorine constructions.

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  11. That reminds me of the "swimming hole" we had in the small town I grew up in. I suspect yours is nicer though. We had leeches.

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  12. I think and hope that spring is here. I worry about swimming in a quarry too. They are seemingly bottomless. Not good.

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  13. It does look like a great swimming place, will you let Laura swim there this summer?

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  14. I hope your spring gets here soon, Joanne! Great pictures to contemplate in the meantime.

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  15. Getting some springtime weather is welcomed here. I can wait on the hotter summer swim weather.

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  16. Looked like the quarry is a lot of fun to go swimming in on a hot summer day; hope those and spring days come quickly to you guys!

    betty

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  17. Swimming during summer is a great one:)

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  18. Looking at the pictures, the song, “In the Good Old Summertime” popped into my head. Joyful!

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  19. still time to let Laura swim. we're still having cool nights and mornings. I have to keep reminding myself that it's still only April. the longer these days last now the better.

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  20. What a delicious spot! Swimming in "unsafe" waters in nature, gave me ear infections, damaged my hearing forever, but I would not trade those amazing swimming spots for any chemically treated concrete pool full of urine! I shared a pool with moose, antelope, coyote, bear- nestled in the Tetons. Deafness so worth it!! You have a gorgeous swimming hole there!

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    1. Thank you. It is a place of pride and the community seems to come together to support it every year.

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  21. What a great watering hole! We've an old rock quarry in my hometown (next to the ocean, actually). It's since become part of the parks system with walk paths and benches and the occasional bob cat.

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  22. Oh, that does look like fun. :)

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  23. I can imagine how fun it must be to swim there. Here in Florida it would be unsafe because there would be alligators living in the water.

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  24. It looks like a terrific place. I suppose you never know what is lurking in the water but it should not be too difficult to do a quality check every now and then to make sure there aren't any nasty bugs, at least.

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