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Almost Never Was

“She toddled in the mighty Duck And almost never was” Whether by design or luck Or maybe just because Summertime in Tennessee So scorching hot and dry The family thought a swim could be Relief so we would try While swimming came so easy For most of us that day But Mom was water queasy So on the bank she lay My friend and I, we swam like fish In the deep Duck River A day that would make you wish This fun could last forever My baby sister was so small She could barely walk She toddled and then down would fall And jabbered with her talk So Dad had moved into the deep That’s when I saw it well My sister ran without a peep Into the Duck she fell Momma screamed and I just froze And out of sight she went The muddy Duck would now propose Another life be spent My Dad had sprung to action On hearing of the scream He dived as a reaction Into the muddy stream . . . And many years would pass us by She studied hard and long Nothing was too tough to try She never got it wrong A Ph.D, and drug design She makes the pills you need If you were really in a bind And needed meds indeed She plays piano and reads the books And knows so much inside She sews and cleans and then she cooks With logic as her guide Accomplishments on every level Complete and tried and true But humble, never would she revel In all that she could do . . . He came back up and looked around His eyes began to beg He dived again and there he found And grabbed her by the leg Upside down he pulled her up And water did pour out And soon we heard her cry startup Relief without a doubt . . . Remembering that day and so A blessing to repay That was sixty years ago But feels like yesterday I sometimes think of all the luck That happened just because “She toddled in the mighty Duck And almost never was”

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Date: 1/3/2023 9:12:00 PM
I am seeing now that it was a true story. Wow!
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Date: 11/13/2022 3:19:00 PM
oh my gosh, that is REALLY cool. Loved it. it's a true story? Amazing
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Andy Chunn
Date: 11/13/2022 5:27:00 PM
Thanks Andrea....yes, it really happened. It was a very scary moment....but all ended well. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Date: 11/4/2022 10:46:00 AM
Andy, I thought that this seemed quite cool. It played its part well, but I'm sure it scared some people to death. Thanks for your comment on my page.
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Andy Chunn
Date: 11/11/2022 5:19:00 PM
Appreciate your input as well.
Date: 11/2/2022 4:52:00 AM
You had me going, almost not breathing there myself. This was awesome to me anyway, and marked as a FAVE.
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Andy Chunn
Date: 11/2/2022 5:29:00 PM
Thanks Jeff...it is a true story...ended good but scared my family to death!