Our theme for this Throwback Thursday is water safety. Our main conclusion is that it's a contradiction in terms.
To illustrate common hazards that you may find around large bodies of water, here is a picture of Jeannie (left) with her brother and sister. It was taken at the Gulf of Mexico in 1954.
Well, stone the crows! Was this an accident looking for a place to happen, or what? As if their reckless hijinks weren't risky enough, notice where they were situated--at the beach! In the water! Were they trying to drown each other or just break their necks? It's a wonder they didn't do both.
I'm happy to report that 60 years later, they are all still thriving . . . with no thanks to shenanigans like the above.
Now for a couple of much newer pictures of Jeannie, demonstrating the only safe and sane way to approach the wild surf:
Long story short . . . there isn't one! As you can see, I was trying my level best to drag J out of harm's way. Thank goodness I prevailed before a tsunami could come along and slam us.
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