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Friday, July 27, 2007

...MAN OVERBOARD!!!!



Well over the years, Terry has had some very humorous fishing “happenings” with friends(Bud and Ken in particular). Last night was an all-time hilarious event that still has many of us giggling at all hours of the day and night. It could have had a scary ending but it didn’t thanks to two quick-thinking young men!
Terry thought that it would be nice to have Cody and Kelsay take a break from preps for a little angling on our little lake here. All went with out a hitch until…..
As Terry was trying to start the motor, he realized it was somehow more sluggish than usual. Of course at this point, they are drifting aimlessly knowing that as soon as the motor sprung to life they would be headed for open water. It does get a bit tense as you don’t want to end up back on the dock.
Well…..the motor did "roar" to life…IN GEAR….Terry has no recollection of what happened next but the boys do! In one fell swoop the boat roared off at an angle throwing Terry off balance. They saw legs in the air and a vacant place where Terry had been. Kelsay yelled at Cody to “Cut the throttle!” as he could see the boat was circling and Terry was now surfacing, hat still on his head. Terry realized he had the cell phone clipped to his waist so he quickly removed it and threw it to Cody…"Oh ..oh....", Cody said, peering over the side at the disappearing cell phone. It’s really hard to judge distance when you’re treading water, fully clothed.
After Terry scrambled back in the boat, they all had a very good laugh. Actually all night there was spontaneous laughter at any odd moment. The boys kept apologizing for giggling but Terry thought it was as funny as they did. He has no idea how he went in, it happened so fast.
So we are still laughing and thought you’d enjoy it too. He drew a picture based on “eyewitness” accounts. Cody and Kelsay got the “drowned rat” pictures which I will add to the blog when they send them.
So if you call our cell phone you’ll probably hear “glub, glub, glub..” I wonder what laughing marine life sounds like?
and meanwhile.......the wife is obliviously driving back from ....
I made a quick overnight trip to see my dear friend, Jayme, who is doing so well after a horrendous car accident last winter. We had a lovely visit and I was amazed at how well she is doing!! Keep up the good work, my friend!
p.s. of course that's a Starbucks cup!

4 comments:

The Read family said...

Wow - what a story! Glad that everything turned out okay! Chuckle, chuckle.

Boyd Family said...

You have us all in stitches! I think we will laugh spontaneously for days also! Glad to hear your okay Terry...but I think you will be hearing about this for awhile!

3boys'mom said...

Hello Donna, do you remember me? Elaine from your hometown! (Not using last names here!)...anyway, I just found your blog thru some friends, and I was so thrilled to recognize Dan, Troy, and Dan and Tonya's girls!!!! I will keep tabs on your blog in hopes to see faces I recognize! Was also nice to see pix of your kids...I remember them when they were little!
Elaine

Special K said...

I posted the story on my blog also. :) Look forward to seeing you at Milltown; I'll try to stay serious.