Lydia flew up in one giant leap to catch the red Frisbee. Lydia, Lydia where did you get the determination and leg strength? Right here at Sunset Beach she'd caught a high flying Frisbee floating 7 feet above her.
Marilyn who'd come to the beach with Lydia watched from under her beach umbrella in amazement. She'd looked up from her People magazine just in time to see Lydia a few feet above the sand catch the red Frisbee.
Lydia is from River Town, Florida. She had decided late last night to drive to Sunset Beach about 20 miles away from her home. She called Marilyn at around 9 o'clock to ask her to go with her the next day. Marilyn agreed to go.
Then Lydia gathered her skirted red floral swim dress, her yellow sunhat and blue and red sandals together and put them all in her big pink beach bag. She slept fitfully full of anticipation for the next morning.
Lydia picked up Marilyn at 8AM right after her breakfast of tea and toast. Her blue Mustang convertible with the top down sped down the road with the two of them until they reached the wide blue ocean under the white blue sky.
And not more than a few minutes after they'd arrived and set up the beach umbrella and arranged their towels, Lydia turned and saw the red Frisbee flying toward her. In that moment, some extraordinary joy and energy had come over her. She reached, stretch into a jump, pointed her toes, extended her arms and deftly grabbed the Frisbee stopping its flight. What happened next? Well, Lydia realized she wasn't on the hot sand anymore, but as her fingers grasped the Frisbee, her body began its quick descent to the sand. The unexpected standing high jump ended with Lydia on her bottom, rolling on to her back with her feet in the air over her head. She gasped for air, then laughed and laughed with the red Frisbee clutched to her heart.