Scene in Edmonds: Rub-a-dub-dub

In this case, the tub is Puget Sound and these three mermaids are among many who come down to the Edmonds waterfront well before sunrise to take a dip in the cool, clear, refreshing water.

Here is a version of the original song published in 1825:

“Hey! rub-a-dub, ho! rub-a-dub, three maids in a tub, And who do you think were there?  The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick-maker, And all of them gone to the fair.”

== Photo and story by Sharon O’Brien

  1. Wow! Just floating around in that cold cold water early in the cold morning in a swimsuit? I think I see bare shoulders. No wet suit.

    These mermaids are very tough ladies. I expect that the water temperature is mighty chilly.
    So they get used to it after a while? Or are their teeth chattering ? Wow !

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