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Four Mile Creek

Four mile creek, don't really know if you

were four miles long or not, one time

Danny and I tried to find out, we walked

a little ways, then gave up.

You were where we came to swim

when we had no money for the pool,

cut foot many times in your dirty water,

wonder I never got lock jaw.

Could always find junk in your

water and even junk cars were thrown in

there from time to time.  In winter we used

you for a skating rink and hoping we would not

fall through.

Spring and summer many times water over flowed your

banks and came up to our back door, wiping out our garden

many times.

Left home in 1964 so you became a stranger to me,

but sure miss those days of my youth when I

use to come down and see you many a day.

Written 8-8-11

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  1. Date: 8/11/2011 1:43:00 PM
    knocked me off my socks, james... sentimentally adorable.:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/11/2011 1:40:00 PM
    Lovely nostalgic write, James. Glad to hear you're on the mend : )

  1. Date: 8/11/2011 11:49:00 AM
    Very wonderful tale. My auntie and uncle just lost there garden as a storm swept through and rose the river to a great height. It washed away most of the yard as well. BUT still we play in that river because its a family memory (:

  1. Date: 8/11/2011 7:28:00 AM
    Thanks for the delightful memory trip..john