Thursday, May 30, 2013

#TBT: Duck Pond

Well it sure has been a while since I have done one of these babies, but I am still trying to get into the routine after moving and our visit to the States.

Duck Pond
Maybe, around 1987??? I look about 4 years old, right?

My dad's immediate family all lives around Detroit, Michigan. Meanwhile, I was born in Ohio (moved from there to Houston), so I never lived in Michigan. We weren't far from my dad's family though, so we would take trips to visit them. I have very vivid memories of this pond! We used to walk around the pond and feed these ducks. I remember doing it a couple of times, and it was always so much fun! 

One distinct memory I have is going to this pond with my Uncle Paul (before he even become my uncle, as he is part of the crazy in-law group, hehe) and my Aunt Barbara. He used to pick up my sister and I and pretend he was going to throw us into the pond. Of course, being girls and little kids, we screamed and didn't want him to. And over 25 years later, he would still do this same thing to any child... probably because he is a child himself. JK! .... not really. (love  ya!) I have other memories of going to the pond with my Aunt Joann as well. I believe taking us to this pond was a ploy to distract us from bothering them constantly! Touché, Aunts and Uncles. Touché.

P.S. If you can't tell, I am wearing some shape of pink glasses. Possibly stars or hearts? They are totally tubular!

According to Melissa on, bread is like junk food to ducks. A healthy alternative is halved grapes, barley, oats, and other grains. Our cheap activity for kids just got more expensive.


  1. It's funny that you posted this because just this past weekend, a friend and I were looking at the ducks while discussing the negative effects of feeding them bread. Apparently, it's not good to feed them at all. She was saying that studies have shown that the ducks become dependent on humans for food instead of foraging on their own, which provides the type of diet they need to be healthy.

    1. Yeah, I read that also. Feeding the ducks can be so fun though!

  2. Debbie, you will never be too old for me to throw you into the pond. You also know me well enough by now to know I have attempted this type of humor on my daughters too. I will always be a kid at heart. We miss you and Luke. Love, Uncle Paul.

    1. I am sure the LOVED that!!! Hahaha :) We miss y'all! Hope y'all have a great summer!


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