Title: Well, MY Taxes are done.
That's right--my taxes are done. There are more taxes to do, of gourse, but my simple return is finished.
Any=way, i was walking thru the park system on my way home from the tax girl and as i went by the pond in the old neighborhood, i saw two ten-year-old boys AND a football. The football was in the middle of the half=iced pond. So one of the boys decided to walk out on the pond for it. BAD IDEA! My heart almost stopped when he got somewhere near the middle of the pond and the ice broke under him. A person can quickly die under such conditions! Fortunately, i was not the only witness to this [the pond is near an elementary school.] Before very long there were 5 or six adults on the bank, using their cell=fones as the boy valiantly struggled to reach thicker ice. The next ten minutes passed like an hour. Eventually, the boy got a leg up and crawled back to the bank...frantically unaware of the seriousness of his adventure. A teenager was offering him a dry shirt just as the police wagon arrived. The Fire=truck was NOT far behind. I suspect that boy [and his friend] will never walk on another icy pond, football or no football. Then i walked home. Needless to say, i did not sleep well last night. That boy is lucky to be alive~~it could very well have ended very badly! So, everybody: If you ever lose anything to a half=frozen pond, GO HOME and wait for spring. And if you ever see this happen, use your cell=fone immediately to call 911...and then think about making a horizontal ladder to the flailing victim, with full weight dispersal upon only the thickest ice. I wasn't a boy scout, but i've read a few stories. Suddenly, tax refunds and tuna fish don't seem all that important. STAY OFF THE ICE!