Tag - John Cheever

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Gold Coast dreaming of swimming pools
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Backyard pools, Burt Lancaster and The Swimmer

Gold Coast dreaming of swimming pools

On the Gold Coast last week to go to the Commonwealth Games, I was 10 again and in seventh heaven spotting pools from our hotel balcony on the 22nd floor. When I cooled off in the Avani pool, the lights reflecting gold across the water, I was 13 and reliving my excitement the first time I[…]

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Backyard pools, Burt Lancaster and The Swimmer

Watching the 1968 movie, The Swimmer the other night, got me thinking about backyard pools. When my siblings and I were kids we constantly pestered our parents for a pool.  With a perfectly good salt-water baths down the road, they saw no need for one in our backyard. So with our friends the Hall girls,[…]

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