I like houseboats
because they float in the water and you can sleep in them. And you can swim by
jumping off the deck. You can sit under a tree on the shore studying nachur.
And you throw empty cans in the water and throw stones at them. People come to
visit, and they have to walk on a board to get on. You can take the houseboat
down the river and tie it in the shade. You can fish off the deck. Some times
you can see water snakes and mushrats. Steamboats go by and the Captins wave at
Pop. On rainy days you can play games and draw pictures of steamboats or
towboats or houseboats. Ma cooks a lot of neat food in the galley. Once some
bats came flieing out of our old fashnid stove.