It was nice taking last Wednesday off. Heck, I've only done this for a couple of weeks and it got to be real hard to do. Now I know why Basil wants to take a break on Wednesdays. Thanks to Cousin Betty for filling in.
I went to see Beulah Mae. I was going to surprise her cause I think she's sweet on me, too. She's a fox! But, she must have had something planned because she wasn't where I thought she'd be. So I went to the beach.
Well, actually, it wasn't the beach. We called it the beach. It's actually a borrow pit just off the railroad tracks.
Now, some of you might not know what a borrow pit is. When companies is doing construction and such, they sometimes have to raise a roadbed or fill in to bring the side of the road up to level with the road, or otherwise need dirt. And if you can find a good spot with good dirt for your purposes, you take more and more from a particular spot. That's a borrow pit.
Different places got different rules about them. Some just let you take the dirt with little fanfare or objection or discussion. Some got to go through all kind of paperwork and committees to define a borrow pit. All to dig a hole.
Well, when the hole is dug, it lots of time gets filled in with water. This place down by the railroad tracks is just such a place. And we like to go swimming there. And, since a lot of the area around one side of it don't have bushes or anything, just dirt, we call it "the beach."
So, I went to the beach. Had a pretty good time, too. There was some other folks there, too. And we spent the day swimming and laying out out in the sun. It was great, until the deputies showed up.
They had us leave out the water and brought a big wrecker and some divers. One of the TV stations from town and lots of radio stations and newspapers was there. So, we stood around and watched.
After a bit, one of the divers came back up and got the wrecker to move over. He took the cable and dove back down. In a little bit, he come back up and the wrecker began pulling something. Pretty soon, a taxicab broke the surface and was pulled out of the pit and moved over to the side.
The deputies opened the trunk and found the taxi driver inside. Turns out they had already arrested two folks from up the road a ways who had done this. They had confessed already, but had blamed each other, so it was easy enough to find the car and the body.
That whole thing put a damper on the day. It was nearly dark before everybody broke down and left, taking the police tape and all with them. So we was only able to get another 30 minutes of swimming in.
Next week, I got to get there earlier. Just in case, you know.
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