Every time, I see a youngster splashing in a swimming pool, I stare at my feet.
Among the things I never mastered was learning to swim.
My inability to tread water was a great embarrassment, but I just couldn’t muster up enough gumption to learn.
In later life, aboard troop ships, I always made it a point to become overly familiar with every lifeboat. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.
You know, I would’ve made a good anchor. For some reason, whenever I jumped into a body of water, I automatically sank to the bottom.