On the way home from swimming, Michael was indignantly asking why he had to learn to swim and I was explaining that swimming was a life skill.
Michael: I won’t go near deep water.
Me [automatically, remembering this ad from my childhood]: “It’s possible to drown in only a few inches of water.”
Herself: Yes, remember that relative who drowned…
Me: Yes, yes, your Nana’s great aunt who drowned in a barrel of cream [as a toddler].
Herself: No, I was thinking of Grandma’s great uncle who had a fit in the bath.
19th century deaths were much more dramatic.