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Anchorage marina at Flood tide…
by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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That Texaco sign is where I used to work at 12, The Anchorage Marina...

I worked there at twelve,

Cleaned boats & pumped gas,

The boss & his wife were really great,

Even now and then in the store I got to sell bait…


From home it was right up the street,

A short walk, or shorter bike ride,

I learned alot from that job,

But never learned to save for that rainy day,

That was one thing I could not learn, for me a far feat…


I used to operate the boat lift,

Two straps one under bow & one stern,

Nowadays with insurance & such, no way,

But that was a completely different day…


Such memories are what keep us alive,

The place is surprisingly still there,

From this memory comfort I derive,

Wish I could go back and work there, I swear…

© ed ~ 4/27/11

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/3/2011
Well then just go knock on their door and remind them of your past impeccable service. Start by biting off the head of a sardine to show them you still have your bait selling skills. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/27/2011
times do change, thank goodness for the memories
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/27/2011
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/27/2011
Kool trip down memory lane with you, Ed....Life was so uncomplicated back then wasnt' it?

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/27/2011
From this memory, comfort I derive

Memories of those Good Old Days, are usually the best. And you've reminded me of an Anchorage Marina with some very pleasant memories of my own, but that one is up in Alaska.

PS: I hope your Prostate is better, today. Ma says she's sending you one of her fabulous home remedies.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/27/2011
Great memories, Ed. Well done with the write, too.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/27/2011
Memories. Sometimes they put a tear in our eyes. Not you, Ed, I know you would never allow that, but for the rest of us slobs . . .

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