River of Fear

River of Fear

The Ausable looking sedate as it flows through town.   We intended to tie the college-supplied rubber tires together and float down the nearby AuSable River. There were six of us: Lester (Larry), Bubbles (Marilyn- Larry’s girlfriend), Norm and Leo (Steve), my roommate Marty, and I. We loaded the tires onto Larry’s old Chevy Nomad, affectionately named Bertha “Queen of the north way” (a highway that leads to the north country from Albany), and Larry drove us to the starting point. I took one step into that icy water and thought better of it. That would later prove to be a… Continue reading