I had lived in Baltimore City for ten years and for much of that time the family had been members of a local pool. Many of our friends and our children's friends attended the same pool. We had moved to New Jersey for two years. On our return to the Maryland area we were unable to find a suitable house and were forced to build. Building would take five months and much of the summer. In the meantime we would be living with my mother-in-law. I had three active boys, ages thirteen, nine and three. My mother-in-law's house was a Baltimore "row house" filled with china and antiques and without a front or back yard to speak of. We needed some place to go and my thought was to return to the pool we had previously belonged to. I called for an application and was told that there was a twenty family, two year waiting list. Acceptance for the coming summer was impossible. I requested an application anyway. My thought was to pick an election time for mailing the application. It is important to have a clearly stated goal before looking for a good election time. So here is my goal:
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE POOL DESPITE A LONG WAITING LIST.