TRUE: True Stories From A Small Town #2 The dam was something we walked across at least once a week to reach the Island in the middle of the Black River. It had never been a problem before. It was a beautiful summers day in upstate New York. The fair was in town and I had been dreaming about the Double Ferris Wheel. For most it was a thrill, for me it was the end of Childhood and almost life.
Summers in Upstate New York are beautiful. After the hard winters and sub-zero cold the warm temperatures are like Heaven on Earth. The Black river and the railroad tracks bisected the city and any given day would find myself and my friends somewhere along one or the other.
The Dam in Huntingtonville was not much more than a footpath for us to reach the Island in the middle of the Black river. It was never a problem to cross, you might get wet feet but nothing more. And then one day John stopped in the middle of the dam and refused to move. The water rose quickly...
The Fair was the Summer event in Watertown New York. Every kid would be there. There was nothing else to look forward to except the return to school in a very short time. The County Fair was our last fling with Summer and I went fully expecting to have a great time. The time of my life. Instead I very nearly lost my life...
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Published February 12, 2013
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