Shared Photo: Bob Boy - Dunk Tank Appalachia Railroad Days

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My Dad participating in the Dunk Tank for Appalachia Railroad Days in 1987. He had already participated in the 5K run earlier in the day. Obviously he had already been dunked at least once and he seems to be cheering others on. Taken in Appalachia, Wise County, Virginia

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in Photos by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (123k points)

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It was my quest to find the picture. AND - I did. What a happy looking man - your dad is smiling - he was happy to be dunked.

I am sure he was hot from running the 5K earlier in the day. Maybe sweating a little. And that cool water may have taken his breath away at first. But oh the feeling of that water on his hot body felt so good that when he finally came up from it, he was feeling great.

THAT is why he is smiling.

He may also be participating in a fund raiser also. That is what we do here annually. laugh And he is all gung ho to make money for them.

Your dad was probably a great teaser.  Just egging the crowd to dunk him one more time.

Come on - you can't dunk me again!  Try it.  I bet you can't.

Great picture.

Thank you for sharing.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
thank you for selecting my answer, Susan!
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Love, absolutely love that dunk tank picture!

Dunked and still smiling.  He's a natural.smiley  It's been a long time since I've seen one of those.  Brings back lots of fond memories.  Thanks!

by Teresa Conant G2G6 Mach 5 (50.4k points)

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