Every kid at some point in childhood hears the expression, "If you dig deep enough, you can dig your way to China." My brother took this saying literally! He asked my Mom if could he and the neighborhood kids could dig a hole in the backyard. "Of course, just play nice." replied my Mom.
By the end of the week, my mother received a telephone call from the next door neighbor, "Peggy, I didn't know you all were getting a swimming pool." Of course my mother had no idea what she was talking about. "You had better look outside your window!"
There in the middle of our yard was a hole as wide as a small swimming pool, no brother in sight. Going close to edge of the hole, there was my brother and 12 neighborhood boys all digging furiously. "John! What are you doing!" yelled down my Mom. "Digging to China." yelled back up my brother.
My brother and I giggle to this day at the thought of the parade of neighbors that came to see the swimming pool sized hole!