Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Banana split boats

A seasonal creek runs behind our house. Jacob and I like to get banana split boats--like you get at DQ--and run them down the creek like we are steamboat captains on a mighty river. I used to do this as a kid, even talked about it in Down in the River to Pray. There's something about the river that draws us, like it did Bevel in Flannery O'Connor's The River, and some of us just have to plunge in to search for what the preacher said we'd find there.

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At 9:42 AM, Blogger David U said...

Life's simple pleasures...it doesn't get any better than that, does it? You are building memories that I think you will take with you to Heaven.
What a blessing our children are, huh?!?!?!

Thanks for sharing.

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger Toby Taylor MD said...

Greg and I used to float those Brahm's Ice Cream banana split boats down a creek in the woods behind 1515 Mission Drive. The creek's main tributary was a broken sewer pipe. Such were the times, the memory is just as sweet even if the smell wasn't.

 

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