A Guy, A Boat, and a Lot of Water

One day, my dad and I were looking out of our kitchen’s picture window in the Lake Clear house. I was a young teenager or thereabout. My dad (as I’ve mentioned) was a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger for Region 5. I noticed he took an interest in this guy who was out quite far in the lake itself, in a small boat (Lake Clear—we lived directly across from it, even had a boathouse).

Anyway, I’m going back and forth between watching my dad watch this guy and watching the guy myself. In no time my dad dashed out of the house and shot down to the boathouse. He took out one of our boats and headed out to that guy. He was out there for a little while doing whatever he was doing….

After my dad returned, he told me that he had seen that the guy was having some kind of trouble…and it looked like he might have fallen out of his boat? That’s my memory of it, but it could have been something else, like a motor not starting. But I just found it cool that my dad had seen something strange going on and darted out of the house to deal with it.

Yeah…my dad…real-life super hero.



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About fpdorchak

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2 Responses to A Guy, A Boat, and a Lot of Water

  1. Karen Lin says:

    I love the idea of a young boy discovering his dad is a hero. What’s more powerful and influential than that?

    • fpdorchak says:

      It’s one thing to intellectually know someone close to you “does something,” like fight forest fires and pull people off mountain tops in the middle of the night in the middle of winter…and quite another to actually see said person in action. So, yeah. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by and hope you are all doing well!

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