The Swimming Pool…

three boy s jumping into the water
Photo by Marc Richards on

So when we moved to Miami, I was 10 years old and having spent quite a few seasons in the cold and snow while living up North, Florida was almost a shock. It was warm year round, even in the dead of winter.

This difference in climate was most evident in our relationship with our swimming pool. With six kids aged 16 and below, we seemed to spend every waking moment in there. Jumping, splashing, playing Marco Polo, chicken fights, and even shooting hoops, we were never at a loss for games to play in the pool.

Then the day arrived…Christmas morning. After all of the morning festivities, we wound up, once again, in the pool. It was chilly, but still warm enough for us to indulge. My mom took an awesome photo of us gathered around the pool ladder.

That picture became our Christmas card for the following year. It represented us well and might have also served as a “na-na na-na boo-boo” to our friends who were freezing up North. I’m sure that photo inspired many a visit from people on our Christmas card list…


Stay groovy…


(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

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