Our longtime family friend, Marie Anderson [Tom], has that strike a pose down for these vintage pictures. She was a lifeguard and swim teacher. I grew up thinking she was my babysitter. Her family lived across from my grandparents, so it was just natural for her to mother me. She taught me to swim when I was very young. Both of us are in our golden years, her more golden than me, but both of us choose to enjoy life at whatever age we are — thinking about her fondly today.
Fresh Find: In another life, I would be a synchronized swimmer. Maybe this swim cap would inspire?