Saving a Girl

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Larry, 1957-

“Being raised in a county by the Mississippi river, you had to be a good swimmer.”

‘Oh, my baby!’ I heard a woman holler. Thirty years ago, I was fishing on the Mississippi river. I heard the woman screamin’, ran up there and jumped into the river and got the girl. Being raised in a county by the Mississippi river, you had to be a good swimmer.

I felt pretty good about that, saving a little girl from drowning. Before they took her off to the hospital (she had lots of water in her lungs), the mother offered me money, but I wouldn’t take it. I felt good about that, too. Cause I did it from the heart.



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