Friday, February 27, 2009
Through the Ice
For years they pulled an old car out onto the ice of the gravel quarry pond north of Glenville. They left the chain on the vehicle so it could be dragged out when the ice went out. There was a pool at the local bar on the Spring "break through" date. My classmate Toby's old man had a brilliant idea, that well executed, would pay off handsomely. On his date he left the bar and went out to the pond with a BUNCH of dynamite. He crawled under the car with his explosives, with the intent of blowing a hole in the ice. Somehow he miscalculated something - mistakes were made. There wasn't enough left of the unfortunate man to bury. That was the last year they had the Spring Pool.