The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Swan Song

Perhaps you heard it this evening, softly drifting on the warm air, the sweet sad notes of a trumpet playing taps just as the sun set.  That was us.  We were saying goodbye to a beloved friend about whom we've been blogging every summer since this blog began. In fact, I posted enough about the miracle of this friend that I was pretty sure no one wanted to read about it ever again.  Yes, it's true. Our faithful and very long-lived old pool finally died.

I don't suppose it's reasonable to expect an inflatable pool to last more than ten years especially considering the abuse it suffered at the hands of our offspring and their comrades. But since it did last those ten years I guess I thought it was invincible. Turns out, it wasn't. I mean, we patched little spots here and there, but once it became clear that it could barely hold water we thought it might be time to let it go.

Good bye, dear pool.  You served us well.  You were very bouncy and deep and splashy and held lots and lots of water that warmed up perfectly if you just had the patience to wait for two or three super dooper hot days in a row.  You only killed a little of the grass.  And we'll love you forever.  Also we're buying another pool tomorrow.  Sorry.

And as a fond farewell before we heartlessly replace it, here are some best-of pictures of the longest-lasting inflatable pool in history.

2012

2011



2010

2009

2008


2 comments:

Sheri said...

I knew immediately at the title of your post that the beloved pool was gone! Target has the same one as ours on sale for $20 this week!

Cullen said...

Awwww . . .

A moment of silence for the fallen comrade.