Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thriller Thursday - Boys Rescue Pup
This article was published in a New Providence, NJ newspaper around 1954 or 1955. My father is one of the Cubbage boys who rescued the pup! He was about 13 or 14 years old and his brother was 10 or 11. I found this article in a box of family memorabilia - my father had never told us about the big rescue! When I asked him how old he was when this happened, he corrected the story (which reports that the boys jumped into the river). My father told me that they had walked out onto the ice to reach the dog and fell in! The water was about waist deep, so they grabbed the dog and all climbed out. My father then said, "See, you couldn't believe everything you read, even back then". What a great story!