I was lucky enough to grow up with a great swimming hole to go to on special occasions like a big summertime family gathering or if the mood hit my dad early on a hot Saturday morning.

My special swimming hole was not much over 60 miles from Big B, and the bigger trips involved extended family members in several cars in a convoy up to Colmesneil.

David Money is the assistant managing editor for The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6964 or david.money@theparisnews.com.

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