The Tom and Huck statue in Hannibal Missouri.
This morning I took refuge in my Kindle application for the PC and finished my reading of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer while reflecting on my own growing up in Hannibal Missouri which was called St. Petersburg in the book. Other than the time frame there are many parallels to my life. I too swan in the river, played in the caves and was generally a free spirit running loose in the town. Our days in the summer started early and ended when the street lights came on. A day might include a climb to the lighthouse (Cardiff Hill in the book) or a walk across the mile long railroad bridge across the Mississippi river to the Illinois side or maybe we found find a new cave that needed exploring. Growing up in Hannibal Missouri was the start of my enjoying the good life.