Monday, April 21, 2008

C the Hero!

My nephew C spent the day with us. He and K are the same age and best buddies. Early this morning, he saved his brother's life. That is S, who I wrote about a few weeks ago. Evidently, S and C went quahogging early this morning. Hmm, how to explain quahogging. A quahog is a hard shelled clam. One can either stand waist deep in water and rake for them or stand in a boat with a long rake and collect them. Either way it is hard on the arms and shoulders. S and C were taking a small boat to the spot where they put on their waders
and jump in the water (waist deep). Well, C's rake was on a different boat and they tried to grab it on their way by, but S fell into the water instead. Mind you, it's the ocean and the water is probably 40 at the most. C said it was the longest 30 seconds of his life, having to turn the boat around and collect S (who had put his waders on before he got in the boat) whose waders immediately filled with water. He ran into another boat (at it's mooring) and ran over a buoy before he got back to S. He pulled S back into the boat and a man on the shore took them home. S was scared, C was scared. Neither one raked for quahogs today.

The funniest part was, if one can find a funny part in saving one's life, was that when I picked him up this morning from his house, he asked me if how often I wrote my blog. I said, pretty much every day. And he said that I would have to write about him today! So yes, I am writing about you today, C. I am very proud of you for saving S's life. S must have 9 lives, like a cat! I am so happy you hung out with us all day and you looked really good on the horses this afternoon! Oh yeah, and I am glad that your skin is baby butt smooth since the girls gave you a facial.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sue, I think you could be in big trouble!

caution said...

The curls in your family!! *sigh*

scargosun said...

Yea! Such a great story to start out the day!

BTW, we go to East Dennis (Sesuit side) every year, hence the name of the blog. I've been going for about 33 years, 25 in the same house. It's where my soul lives.

Colleen said...

Yeah for C! Glad all that S and C suffered was a good scare and nothing more serious.

MsFish said...

YAY C!!! SO proud of you and how you looked after your big brother! Always remember that you each will have the others back - always! :) Love, KK

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Wow! You guys are way more exciting than us! I'm glad everyone is okay.

Kimmylyn said...

Look at those curls.. so jealous.. the facial is classic..LOL

KathyLikesPink said...

Well there is more excitement than I would want to contemplate! Glad everything ended well.