Actually, Leslie Zilka is no flounder. She sounds like a delightful person.
"After reading your piece (last Tuesday) about skipping rocks over the ice, we were eager to try it just as we had a warm spell and the ice melted. This weekend the ice reappeared on the MeadowWood Golf Course driving range pond. So we hustled down to give it a try. Wow! You made our day. The sound of the rocks skipping across the ice was magical."