This picture was taken in my backyard pool when I was a kid. I'm guessing it was taken in 1961 or 62 - way back when summer was three long months of nothing but fun and goofing around. That's me in the middle with my cousin Benny's arm around me. The girls are twins who lived across the street, the boy on the end was my favorite neighborhood friend, Jerry Affholter, the little guy is Mark Affholter, and the goofy kid in the middle is my cousin Derryl, who was visiting from Oregon.
It's funny how I remember this pool as so much bigger. I sure spent a lot of good times in it. I love the way I'm looking at Benny with such admiration, and the fact that he's giving devil horns to Jerry.