Thursday, January 22, 2009
The swimming pool at Jacksboro was built the same year I was born. Mama & Grandma Kinney would take my cousins and me there in the summer. It was a 45 minute drive one way. It's where Sandi & Sonya learned to swim. Sonya worked as a lifeguard there during high school. My grandchildren went to the kiddie pool.
Now it sits empty & closed forever. It needs repair that the city feels is too costly. Laughter mingled with the splashing of water will no longer be heard there. It's sad and lonely, but still hopeful that one day it will be loved again.