Let Me Drown In It



One of my unique claims to fame is as a child I almost drowned in a Rock and Roll legend’s pool. Chuck Berry is a very distant relative of mine. So distant I’ve never even met him. But I did get a chance to swim in his pool. I was supposed to stay on the shallow side because that’s the place for those who cannot swim. The beach ball I was playing with just wouldn’t allow it. The ball flies across the buoyed line that separated the shallow from the deep. I pursued and began to sink. Then the hand of my uncle pulled me to safety. Saving me from being a footnote in Chuck Berry’s storied career. This experience reminds me as well of the safety of the shallow end of things…


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