This is one of my favorite pictures. It captures a great moment of the people dearest to me, in a location that will be in my memory forever.
My boys sitting on a good ‘ole dock. Not just any dock though. The dock of my childhood. The dock where I spent hours fishing with my dad and grandfather, where I jumped into a paddleboat to paddle around the pond, where I tied up my ice skates to go skating in the winter.
As you can see it has seen many years and almost looks as though it is falling apart. It could definitely use some teak furniture restoration/deck restoration. If you follow the bridge of the dock back to land, you’ll find a neat wood slated path leading up to a large deck. Follow more stairs and you’ll be led into a room that many of you wish you had. A large screen porch. Complete with ceiling fans, outdoor furniture, and even a tv. You can find my dad snoozing out there on any nice breezy afternoon with a view of the lazy pond and ducks swimming.
I ache for the backyard of my childhood. I hope one day my kids can have the same memories I did and maybe there will even be a good ‘ole dock in them too.