Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ballad to the Ohio Family Everglades

(To the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme song)

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, 
A tale of a fateful trip 
That started from this swampy dock 
Aboard this air-boat craft. 

The mate was a mighty Super Mom, 
The skipper was the Dad. 
With three sons they left the dock that day 
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour. 

The fishing had been very good, 
But then the boat was caught, 
If not for the courage of the fearless crew 
The air-boat would be lost, the air-boat would be lost. 

The boat got stuck in cypress knees of a narrow waterway. 
With Mother Schreck 
And Father Schreck, 
A nine-year-old, who was a son, 
Two brothers were
Aged seven years and four, 
Here in Everglades Park. 

So this is the tale of a family lost, 
They're here for an overnight, 
They'll have to make the best of things, 
To endure their swampy fright. 

The first mate and the Skipper too, 
Will do their very best, 
To make the children comfortable, 
In the tropic swampy mess. 

No phone, no lights no iphone apps, 
Not a bit of technology, 
Like the Survivors on TV, 
As primitive as can be. 

So join us for the rescue, friends, 
You're sure to get a smile, 
When the family of five is found all well, 
Here in Everglades Park."

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