Jan 24, 2008

Frozen Ohio

Here my brothers and I stand on the frozen Ohio river in 1978.

Dad told us that the mighty Ohio might freeze once every hundred years or so, so behold us making history.

I usually share this story, my history making adventures, with my kids when we head to the family reunion in Kentucky.

What was Dad thinking letting us stand next to a pylon in a river the never freezes? The pylon is probably the weakest point in the ice.

Maybe its because he knew how tough we were.

We did stunts that would have made Evil Knievel flinch.

Good call Dad, and kids brag to your friends about us.

1 comment:

Emmalea said...

I can attest to the fact that this seemingly irresponsible behavior was a fleeting moment-in-time for your dad. He did have your safety in mind at all times. That is why he sent me out on the ice first!:o)
I think you guys will agree that he qualified as super-safety for you every other day of your life. He still prays for your safety daily!!! Dad still likes to share that his son's once walked on the Ohio river. He is glad you found the slide to prove it.~Mom