Bacall got around to reading the post. Amazing, she had something to say about it. It’s always rare, but appreciated, when Bacall writes.
I must comment on the broken paddle. The first paddle pop stung. So while I prepared myself mentally for next pop, something strange happens. I hear the wind whistling through the holes, I feel something touch my bottom, but ever so lightly. Then I hear, "You broke the paddle!" Of course, I turned and looked. It was lying on the floor and the handle was in his hand. He had an look on his face like he just couldn't believe it. There was lots of laughing and as reported, I as was very proud. Then he fixed the paddle, made the handle very strong and I haven't laughed any more.
Note: The day she stops laughing will be her last.